31 October 2011


I was watching the news the other day and heard about this 
lawmaker in Connecticut that wants to 
change the date of Halloween!
He wants to change it from the 31st 
to the last Saturday of October.

His reasons behind it are legit:
It's harder to do everything on a school night
since you have to deal with getting the kids from school,
eating dinner, 
getting them ready,
and get them to bed at a decent hour
before they have too much candy.

But to change Halloween?
It's always been on the 31st......
and personally, I've already had to contend with Halloween
since my birthday is so close to it.
I don't want it to become Halloween.
I understand the concept,
easier for families if it's on a weekend.
But I mean, really...changing the date??

Your thoughts??

P.S. Don't forget to enter the giveaways!!

30 October 2011

Christmas Picture help!!

Thank you all for the birthday wishes and the congratulations ;)
I feel so blessed because of my bloggy friends.
And family, and hubs of course ;)

Ok I know Halloween is on Monday,
but I'm already planning Christmas cards
cuz we're moving apartments Dec 1st so I gotta get em
done like NOW!

This is the card I love the most
from Shutterfly:

Only this picture doesn't really fit the whole 
Christmas feel......

So bloggy friends,
who wants to take our Christmas pictures for brownies?
Or cake?
Or cookies?
I'm super broke hahahaha
especially now that we have a baby coming
but I can barter like no other ;)


Anyone else thinking early for Christmas?
I know, I'm slightly a freak but Christmas is my favorite!! ;)

29 October 2011

Week of Giveaways!

SO today is my official birthday ;)
Yes, I am now the big 2-3 ;)
Honestly doesn't really feel any different from 22 but ya know,
it's one year older "and wiser too" BAH!
I should be wiser shouldn't I?? 

I hope you all have enjoyed the week of giveaways!
And now I have a slightly huge announcement to make 
before I tell you MY giveaway I'm gonna do for you ;)

So remember when I was sick?
I have a pretty legit reason for being  so sick all the time. ;)

Yeah, I'm pregnant!!! ;) ;) ;)

All of you know how much I've been baby hungry and hoping
and we've been trying, and now it's happening!
I'm about 8 weeks along and nauseous all the time
but I've been able to find a few things that sometimes help me survive

This little peanut is just a little high maintenance
but I couldn't be happier nor could Andrew ;)
I have my doctor's appointment on the 8th
so then I'll feel a little more secure in this whole future mother thing ;)

Ok, so now onto the final giveaway!!

I'm going to give away a set of my favorite Disney CDs!
Has all the classic songs from a TON of the movies


along with the History of Disneyland CDs

and one of my favorite book series of all time:

Yes, all of the Chronicles of Narnia books ;)
I'm a huge fan of C.S. Lewis' world he created here,
and for the lessons he taught us sometimes without us even knowing.
Now the version of Narnia is one that has all 
the books combined into one big book,
and it's FROM ME.
So it's slightly worn but there will even be a love note inside ;)

and finally

a $15 Jamba Juice card!!

Ok so to enter:
- be one of my followers
(I love meeting new peeps)
and tell me your favorite childhood memory ;)

Extra Entries:
- tweet about the giveaway
- blog about the giveaway
- follow me on Twitter
- follow me via BlogLovin

Leave a comment for each thing you do 
and on November 5th I'll pick the winner out of a hat!

All giveaways end on November 5th so enter
here here here here here and this one!!

28 October 2011

Week of Giveaways!

Ok ladies another great giveaway!
I love giving things away!!

Meet Perla, 
one of my friends from high school and church.
She married her best friend last year in November
and she's expecting their first child
in May of next year!
She did our pictures for us in May
see here

Here's Perla!

Hey all!
I am giving away a free mini session which includes:
a 45 minute session for up to 5 people 
in a location of their choice that's in the Mesa/Tempe area 
and that'll include with a disc of all the images and at least 25 edited. 

I have been doing photography for a few years and I love it. 
It's my passion and I have studied it at school since I was in junior high school. 
I started out because my friends knew I was into photography 
and they would ask me to help them out with events or whenever they needed pictures done. 
I met Ali through high school and we reconnected 
after graduation through the blog world and Facebook.

So to enter:
- follow my blog
and tell me what you would use the photo session for ;)

Extra Entries:
- add Perla's photo button to your sidebar
- tweet about the giveaway
(and leave the link below)
and leave a comment on your favorite picture


27 October 2011

Welcome fall welcome!!

Autumn autumn autumn....
doesn't really exist here in the valley of Arizona
well actually I guess sometimes it does ;)

The fall starts here right about now-ish,
which means it's time for my birthday,
and then my husband's favorite holiday,
Thanksgiving ;)

Makes me want to wear:

and attempt to make:

Yeah it makes me SOOO ready for Christmas! ;)
Welcome all you newbies and leave me a comment so I can follow you back!

Here's a little getting to know me post you can read too ;)

And if you wish I have a BUNCH of giveaways
happening this week for my birthday!
Just click on the giveaway label on the side!

Week of Giveaways!

Who's having a ball??
I am!!
And I have more still to come!! ;)
I know, you love me right?? 

Meet Emma! 
She's the next wonderful lady for giveaways!

Happy Birthday Ali!! :] 
I'm so excited to be participating in Ali's Birthday Giveaway Week!

My name is Emma and I blog over at Race & Emma
I blog about adventures with my husband and just random things about everyday life. 
I started blogging to share the newlywed life with Race 
and my family and then it turned into a wonderful place where I could meet new people,
make friends, and relate with people all over the world who are just like me. 
Ali is one of those people that I met through blogland {pretty} recently. 
I love Ali's blog and her love of Disney! 
And I must say that I'm just a little bit jealous that she got proposed to at Disneyland! :] 
Happy Birthday Ali and thanks for hosting such a fun week of giveaways! 
{I'm hoping to win some of the ones that aren't mine...teehee!}

Now to my giveaway!! :]

I have recently been crafting/sewing it up over at Race & Emma. 
All thanks to the wonderful Follow Me on Pinterest!
So today I am giving away adorable earwarmers that I made following a Pinterest pattern!

This one to be exact:

Source: None via Emma on Pinterest

Now here are my versions of these wonderful earwarmers! 

These are made out of thermal shirt fabric and normal shirt fabric. 
{The top one is lined with thermal shirt fabric for extra warmth}. 
The flowers are made out of the same fabric and then there is a cute button to 
secure it around your head. 
Cute, eh?! 
I was pretty excited about these and I wear them just about every day. 
They are cute, comfy, and warm! 
Perfect for fall/wintertime! 
Oh, and in case you didn't notice you can wear them with your hair up or down. 
They're cute either way! 
{Although one way does make you look a little bit more like a gangster/hippy}.

Now, I thought that it would be super fun if you got to choose the color of yours. 
So, I have lots of shirts and fabrics that you can choose from! 
You can either choose a fabric and a shirt 
{to line the earwarmers} 
or you can just choose a shirt color that you like and I'll make it out of that!
Or any other variation you can think of that would be fun! 
Here are some of the colors of shirts 
{FYI: the shirts have never been worn. I buy shirts on clearance for projects just like this! :]} 
and fabrics that I have:

Start dreaming of what you want your comfy, cute earwarmers to look like!

Thanks for letting me be a part of your Birthday Giveaway Week Ali! 
It has been so much fun! 

Love her!

To enter:
- follow my blog
and tell me your favorite fall article of clothing
- follow Emma's blog
- tweet about the giveaway
- blog or facebook about the giveaway

Don't forget to enter the other giveaways
here here and here


26 October 2011

Week of Giveaways!

Are you having fun yet??
Didn't I tell you these ladies were amazing?
And today is no exception!

We have Miss Kassi here today!
She's a fellow AZ newlywed
and I'm ashamed to say that we have still not met in person!
(I hang my head now)

Without further ado,

Hello dolls!!! How about some FREE SCENTSY!!!
Happiest of Birthday weeks to Miss Ali, first of course! ;)
Ali is a lovely bloggie friend that I sincerely hope to meet in real life one day...
Since we live in the same state and all... haha. 

My name is Kassi and I sell Scentsy! See... :)

Kassi Sells Scentsy

I have been an Independent Scentsy Consultant since May 2008. 
It is something I truly enjoy and LOVE sharing with others!

That's me! :)
The winner of this giveaway will receive THREE Scentsy Scent Circles 
from my Scentsy inventory! 
Scent Circles are a lovely smelling Scentsy logo with an elastic cord, to hang in your car, closet, lockers...
Pretty much anywhere you'd like to smell nice!

Please leave a comment including any related links for each entry you complete below.
And share your email address if it's not already connected to your account.  
Sorry peeps, only open to U.S. residents. 

1. Follow Our Happily Ever After via GFC
2. Like Kassi Sells Scentsy's Facebook page and leave a wall comment that Ali sent you
3. Check out Kassi's website and leave a comment here with what 
three scents you might like
4. Share this giveaway on Facebook, twitter, or on your blog. One entry for each. 
Please provide a link. 
Example tweet, 
"I #entered to #win some sweet smelling scents from the girls at @kassarie and @MrsAliMills http://crazyaligirl.blogspot.com"

If you can't wait and want to order some Scentsy ASAP please visit my Scentsy website here to place an order. 
We ship anywhere in the U.S! 
{Christmas is coming up... wink wink!}
By the way, I blogs over at Truly Lovely
Hope you'll pop over and say hi there as well! :)

Isn't she the greatest?
I love her, and so will you ;)
Good luck!
You have until November 5th to enter!!!


25 October 2011

Week of Giveaways!

Here's for day two of the week of giveaways!!
I'm super excited for you gouys to meet Holly.
She's a great new blog friend I've made through the blog-o-sphere ;)

Take it away Holly!!
It's Holly here from Eight Six Eleven.  
First and foremost, I'd like to wish the always gorgeous Ali a very happy birthday week!  
I love that Ali is celebrating her birthday week with some cool giveaways for all her readers.

I started my blog, Eight Six Eleven, in August of this year and I'm addicted!
I love sharing my thoughts, creativity and photography.
I began blogging because I was beginning a new chapter in my life.
One that included a husband, a house and dogs.
I thought blogging would be the perfect way to document all of the crazy adventures
that are sure to follow since my husband and I tied the knot.
And not only have I been able to share this with the world,
but I've also gained a group of supportive and lovely readers.

While my blog consists of a variety of topics, 
one thing you may notice is my love of DIY, re-purposing and crafting.  
That is why I decided to make one of my favorite crafts for Ali's giveaway. 
I love framing words and sayings.  
Such a simple thought yet such a powerful meaning. 

For the giveaway, I have made one 5" x 7" frame with the words "love the life you live" in vinyl. 
I fancied the frame up by adding three felt flowers,
complete with rhinestones and studs in the center.  
I hope this little reminder can give the lucky winner some big inspiration!

Isn't it amazing!?
I fell in love with the frame when she first sent it to me!

To Enter:
- be a follower of Our Happily Ever After
- tell me your favorite quote

Extra Entries:
- follow Holly's blog
- tweet about the giveaway
- blog about the giveaway
(please leave the link below if you do)
SO cute!
You have until November 5th to enter!
Enter this one too!!


24 October 2011

Week of Giveaways!

Ok y'all!!
Who's ready for some great giveaways this week???
I am!
I'm so jealous cuz I can't enter any of them,
and they are amazing!

To start it all off is a friend of mine, Noelle the photographer ;)


Hi! I'm Noelle and I'm a wife, mom, and photographer.

photo credit Elise Lara

Ali and I have been friends since we were 16! 
The first time I met her was basically a wave across the lunch room
at Westwood High School in the middle of sophomore year.
But then junior year we had about half of our classes together
and we have been close ever since.

I've carried the family camera around since I was about ten.
In high school I took my first darkroom photography class and I was hooked.
If you ever get an opportunity to work in a darkroom TAKE IT.
You will thank me later.
Senior year I took photography at MCC and then I took it at ASU.
I always loved the darkroom but I knew I would be going digital
because I wanted to have a portrait business.

I have now been officially in business since 2008 as Noelle Lara Photography
and I love that I get paid to do something I love
and I still get to be a Stay-At-Home Mom.

For Ali's upcoming birthday I am giving away a mini-photoshoot!

This can be babies,
high school senior,
or families (small fee if more than 10 people).
Session will include about an hour of shooting,
and a disc of all retouched images.

Want to earn extra entries?
Blog or Facebook post about my giveaway--including my button
--become a follower of my website.
Leave a comment below for each telling Ali what you did.
That is up to 4 entries per person.

View my Website here and my Facebook page here.

So jealous of you lucky loves!!!
Noelle is great!

Now since she is a stay-at-home mom, 
she can only travel within 20 miles of her home
before she would need travel compensation
but if you're willing to travel down 
here still enter!!!

Don't forget:
- follow Noelle's site
- Blog about the giveaway
- add Noelle's photo button to your blog sidebar
- Facebook about the giveaway

You have until November 5th to enter!!