Friday, May 30, 2014

May 2014 Loot Crate- ADVENTURE

Here is May's Loot Crate!

 For those of you who don't know what Loot Crate is. It's a monthly subscription box, full of geek and gamer products. You receive 6-8 awesome products in each box, and they're guaranteed to have a value of $30 or more ( for the box ). They ship to the United States, Canada, Australia, and the UK. You can choose, 1 month plan, 3 months or 6 months. ( My husband and I have a monthly subscription ). 
Cost of box $13.37 + $6 shipping

This months crate theme was ADVENTURE. ( So far, my favourite box )

 First items were these stickers and temporary tattoos. Cute.

The Friend Zone Soundtrack. I'm guessing this has game theme music? Adventure theme music? I haven't listened to it yet.

Adventure Time Tin Mystery Pack- I really like this little tin. I got a gameboy type looking figure in it, ( our daughter instantly snatched it up and has been playing with it ever since, it's a win in her books too )

MineCraft Hangers- We got, what I'm assuming is a pig? I'm not really into the whole MineCraft game, so I'm not familiar with the figurines.

Bottle Opener- This is one of my husbands favourite items from this month's Loot Crate. It is kind of heavy, and feels like good quality. It was instantly attached to his key chain. *shocker*

Custom Zelda T-Shirt- This was my husbands absolute favourite item. He is a huge fan of Zelda, and put it on right away. ( He let me take a pic first lol ). Impressed with this item and the bottle opener.

(Missing from photo is adventure custom pin)

This crate was by far the best Loot Crate ( In our opinion ). To subscribe click HERE. I hear that there may be another t-shirt in June's Crate. I can't wait!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Liebster Award!

I've been having a bit of writer's block lately, so I thought, why not do my Liebster entry? Perfect time to do so. Ashleemae from Willfully Disobedient nominated me. ( Go check her blog out, you won't be disappointed! )

Thank you Ashleemae!

Now for the fun part:

1. Thank the person that nominated you and link to her blog.

2. Answer your nominator’s ten questions!

3. Share the love and nominate 10 other bloggers.

4. Think up ten questions for your nominees.

5. Let everyone know you’ve nominated them!

Ten questions from Willfully Disobedient (and my answers):

 1. What inspired you to blog for the first time?

Being a first time mom, inspired me to blog. I had a lot of questions, and I wanted to find other women who were first time moms, ( parents ) as well, that I could relate to.

2. Who is your biggest blog supporter?

That's an easy question. My biggest blog supporter is my husband. He is always cheering me on, and tweeting about my posts. If it wasn't for him, I probably wouldn't have kept going.

3. How do you make time to blog?

Honestly, I'm still struggling to make  time to blog regularly. Even though we've had our little one for a year and a half now, I'm still learning the ropes, along with time management.

4. Is there a topic that you absolutely WILL NOT blog about? Why?

Yes, there are a couple of topics that I absolutely will NOT blog about. Religion, and Politics. I was taught at a young age, that those two topics are not something to publicly discuss. Why? They open too many possibilities. If it could always stay as a civilized conversation, it would be different, but there's always that one person who takes it too far, or starts accusing. Better safe than sorry, I say.

5. What is your favorite comfort food, ever?

That's a tough one, there are so many! I'd have to say that my favorite comfort food would have to be Little Caesar's bread sticks with pizza, Monsters, and of course chocolate. ( Yes, I know so unhealthy).

6. You have exactly one hour of childless, significant other-less, obligation-less free time.  How do you spend that time (anything your heart desires). What if you had a whole day?

A whole hour..... I'd probably play some World of Warcraft. Yes I'm a nerd at heart, and it's how my husband and I met, so it stays close to us. A whole day? Probably shower, work out, play WoW and then feel like I'm missing another part of me,.... which is usually what happens.

7. What is one thing you would do for your blog if you had unlimited resources?

One thing I would probably do for my blog if I had unlimited resources would be to have my own custom logo made up. 

8. What is your goal for your blog?

The goal for my blog, is to reach as many parents as possible. To eventually have deep conversation posts about how to juggle everything with your family. I'm still learning, so I have yet to do an entry like that.

9. Please link to your 3 absolute favorite blogs (yes, I’m stealing this question from my nominator!).

Top 3.... I love so many.

Mama Needs Mana -  I came across this blog a bit ago. I absolutely love her posts! They are witty and come from a fellow mother and World of Warcraft player ( nerdy momma ). Check her out :)

The Prairie Mama  - She hasn't posted in a while, but her posts are so honest and refreshing with some great humor thrown in there. She's also a first time mother.

Boldly Fit With Amber  - She has the perfect mix of exercise and parenting all rolled into one. I find her blog very motivating.

10. When you’re following (or subscribed to) a blog, what is an absolute deal breaker that makes you quit reading immediately?

An absolute deal breaker for me when I'm subscribed to another blog, that would make me quit reading it, would be once they start bashing others publicly. That's not right at all.

Here are my ten nominees:

Boldly Fit with Amber

Mom's the Word

Coming Up Pink

Mama Needs Mana

The Wondering Brain

Mrs Tee- Love, Life, Laughter

Mrs. AOK, a Work in Progress


Ambitious Mommy

Thrifty Nifty Mommy

Here are my questions:

1. Why did you start blogging?

2. If you could trade shoes with your spouse/significant other for one whole day, would you? Why?

3.Do you have a YouTube channel? Why or why not?

4. What age gap do you think is perfect between children? Why?

5. Did you have a hard time transitioning from working to stay at home parent? What were new challenges for you?

6.If you had a whole weekend to just yourself and spouse/significant other, how would you spend it?

7.What is your favorite social media outlet and why? ( Yes I stole this from my nominee's, nominee.

8. How do you juggle parenting/ working/ blogging?

9. How do you choose topics to blog about?

10.  What are your favorite topics to blog about? Why?

I look forward to reading all of your responses. :)

Friday, May 9, 2014

Little One's Easter

This will just be a quick update. We have a busy Mother's Day weekend, my cousins wedding is tomorrow afternoon, and Mother's Day is Sunday.
Update: I'm still on my weightloss journey, I keep meaning to do an update about it, but always get side tracked.I've started doing 30 Day Shred along with my shakes, and I'm seeing results!

Easter weekend was good, minus everyone getting sick. We bought a cute Easter dress for our daughter to wear, but she ended up getting severe diarrhea, for a couple of days so we just let her lounge in a diaper and onsie. We kept her full of fluids, since she wouldn't eat, (except for crackers). We did have a small egg hunt in her bedroom the morning of.
We ended up getting her one of those play houses that go outside, but since the weather just started getting nice out, my husband set it up in her bedroom. :) She's in love with it. She also got one of those small toy bins/seats. Disney Princess version, she's in love with that too, and somehow gets herself in the small storage boxes.

I took a couple of pictures.

Don't worry she didn't eat all the chocolate lol. She's only allowed a couple of pieces every now and again.
Oh I almost forgot, my husband had an awesome blanket made for me, and got me a " We love mom" pillow ( So cute ). It was supposed to be for our anniversary, but it took a bit longer to make than expected. I love it, and I can't believe he got it done. He always comes up with the best surprises.
For the Horde!

I hope everyone has a great Mother's Day weekend!