Saturday, August 30, 2014

I was Nominated…

 

Award

I was nominated by Throwing Pinecones  for the Liebster award! : ) I have been a little behind on reading my list of blogs so I just saw I was nominated! I love reading Dusty’s blog, she always has wonderful things to say and lots of great pictures. Plus we like a LOT of the same stuff and we are both from the Northwest. : )

The purpose of the Liebster Award is for connection and to build community with fellow bloggers, which is really great. It’s passed around from blogger to blogger, as a way to share the blogs we love. 

 

THE RULES OF THE LIEBSTER AWARD:
  • Each person must post 11 things about themselves by answering the questions that the nominator has set for you.
  • Create 11 questions for the people you’ve nominated to answer.
  • Choose 11 people (with less than 200 followers) and link to them in your post.
  • Go to their page and let them know!
  • No tag backs!

 

1. What is the inspiration behind the title of your blog? Are you still happy with it?

My idea behind my blog name was that I had live in the “country” and moved to town so I figured my new life in town should be reflected in my blog. Yes, I still love my blog’s name.

2. What is your favorite quality about yourself? Why?

Ahhh… I don’t know about that one! : /


3. What was your biggest fear when your started your blog?
That no one would ever read it and also that I wouldn’t stay true to myself and end up just copying other people. 

4. What is your favorite weather conditions?
A cool sunny day with a light breeze.

5. How would you describe your ideal restful night?
First comfort food for dinner followed by berry pie of some sort and a movie with my husband curled up on the couch.

6. What song, when played, can you not keep from dancing along to?
Ooooo… That is tough, pretty much any upbeat song! And it is not really dancing! More just making a fool of myself. : D

7. What is your favorite beverage and what conditions are the most ideal for drinking it?
TEA! And of course a cool rainy day, of which there are a lot of in western Washington.

8. What movie/TV Show would you/do you watch on repeat?
Like pretty much all of my favorites! Which are on my about me page.

9. If there was a biography written in your honor how would it be titled?
Ummmm…. I am terrible at thinking of creative titles. : / How about “A Story of the Town Girl”?

10. Who (outside of your family) inspires you to be the best version of yourself?
Does my husband count as family? Well lets just say Josh. He is so amazing and is always so encouraging in everything I do.

11. What sight makes your heart soar?

A Running Horse, I LOVE horses and watching them run through a field truly makes my “heart soar”. : )

 

BELOW ARE THE QUESTIONS FOR MY NOMINEES:

1. Why did you decide to start a blog?

2.  What did you want to do when you grew up?

3. Do you have a favorite place to travel to?

4.  What is the first memory that comes to mind when you think of ice cream?

5.  What movie would you or do you watch over and over again?

6.  What is your Favorite comfort food?

7.  If you had to be a story book character who would you be and why?

8.  How would you describe your ideal morning?

9.  What is your favorite beverage and what conditions are the most ideal for drinking it?

10. What is your favorite quote or Bible verse? Why?

11. Do you have a favorite artist or type of music that inspires you to be productive?

 

The Country Bluebird

Multifarious Life

The Beetle Shack

Nadine’s Nook

Whimsical

Samantha Heather

Oh So Lovely

 

Dear Nominees, I hope you will be able to share this award with some other bloggers so we can learn more about one another and become a closer blogging community. If you can, try to follow my blog and the ones who I have nominated to spread the blogger love. Have a great day!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Throwback Thursday { 1 }

I keep forgetting to share pictures from a month ago. We went up to Lummi Island to attend a friend’s surprise party, which ended up not being a surprise. : P Well when we went to get on the ferry we were stopped so an aid car could get on and we had to wait for 45 min for the next ferry.  So Josh our two friends and I go out of the car and just hung out while Claire slept away. These are a few of the pictures I took while we were waiting.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

{ 8.27.2014 } What I Wore

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I am super happy to be back in normal clothes! I was getting tired of wearing the same five maternity tops and the even more limited bottom choices.

I tried white pants for the first time! They are jeggings that I got from Wal-Mart for 11.95, I never wanted to buy white jeans because they are always 30.00 or more and I know that won’t wear them very often and I am bound to spill something on them! 

Oh! and I got my hair cut! I tried just trimming three inches off of it but I was still annoyed by how long it was. Plus my little one was always pulling on it and I never had time to style that much hair like I used to. It is quite the change but I like it. : )


Linking up with The Pleated Poppy

Monday, August 25, 2014

Strawberry Limeade…

This was super tasty, both Josh and I enjoyed it.
So I made this up as I went along and I can’t one hundred percent remember how I did it but this is my best guess! : D
Strawberry Limeade
Simply Limeade
1 1/2 cups Strawberries
3 Tbsp. Sugar
1 cup Crushed Ice
Coconut Rum (optional)
Put Strawberries, sugar and crushed ice into the blender and run until it is smooth. Pour limeade in a glass three quarters of the way then pour the strawberry mix on top. Then stir in and enjoy. : )
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Linking up with Three Sisters and Us

Friday, August 22, 2014

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

{ 8.20.2014 } What I Wore

I haven’t been wearing too many exciting outfits being as I have been home a lot, plus some of my tops are too hard to wear while breastfeeding. I also am trying to hide my tummy, which I am sucking in for the pictures. lol
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Linking up with The Pleated Poppy 

Monday, August 18, 2014

Being a Mom { 1 }

I am going to start doing a series of post on  how things are going with Claire and my experiences of being a new mom and watching Josh leaning to be a dad. I may do a post every week or just  once a month.
Tomorrow Claire will be 5 weeks old! It feels like just yesterday that she was born, but at the same time she has fit in so well seems like she has always been there. lol Everyday this little girl makes us fall more and more in love with her. She is crazy expressive with her little eyebrows and always is making faces, it is hard to not just sit and stare at her. A few smiles have emerged from her, though sometimes we have to wait to see if it is for real or just gas. She is crazy strong for being so little and is very active. Her arms, legs and neck are always moving around, it makes holding her a chore! Even at night and for naps I will have her swaddled nice and snug then when I go to check on her she is unwrapped and has wiggled herself across the crib! 
I feel very blessed with Claire, she has been a very easy baby (knock on wood!). I have just moved her to her own room, mostly because Josh has a hard time sleeping with her making noises and with work he needs the sleep. Plus it is easier when I need to change her. I have been trying to establish naps, which is going pretty good, she will only cry for about five to ten minuets, with a few visits from me, before she falls asleep. I am not very good at making sure we have a schedule down, I get in the habit of every few days skipping a nap and just holding her. At night she has been having a stretch of sleep that lasts anywhere from five to seven hours! Last night we made it for eight hours! : D It has been amazing! When she is awake she is a happy baby, unless she wants something that is. She is funny though when being held, if she is asleep you can hold her any way you want. However when she is awake she pretty much demands that she is held upright, if she can’t look around she starts to fuss.
Feedings are going good. I am starting to take her off of the formula that we were giving her for the Jaundice and putting back on just the breast milk. Which I am glad for because it seems like the formula always gives her a little tummy ach. Plus it is super annoying to have to make up a bottle, breastfeeding is much easier and Claire likes it better.   
It is amazing how fast they grow! She has already grown too tall for some of her newborn clothes, sadly though the 0-3 month clothes are too big. She has an average weight, however she is measuring taller for her age. So her clothes will either fit her well except be too short or they will be the right length and falling off her shoulders because she hasn’t filled in there yet. No matter what though she looks cute in everything we put her in. : )
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Photo credit of Claire and I go to my tripod and timer. : D
Linking up with Three Sisters and Us

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Toes…

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//Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord,
The fruit of the womb is a reward.//

Psalm 127:3

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Food…

Some Food I have made recently.

Homemade Chili topped with sour cream, guacamole and cilantro, and homemade tortilla chips.

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Lemon and Pepper Grilled Chicken

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Fresh Mexican Salad

1 Can Corn (strained)

1 Can Black Beans (rinsed)

1 Diced Roma Tomato

1 Small Bell Pepper Diced (any color, I used Half a red and half of an orange)

1 Squeezed Lemon

1/2 Squeezed Lime

1/2 Tsp. Chili Powder

Salt and Pepper to Taste

Fresh Cilantro

Mix all ingredients together and enjoy!

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Quick Look…

A quick look at Kirk and Paige’s Wedding. : ) Will share more when I finish editing.

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