Monday, March 30, 2015

Training Made Easy with Orijen Treats

When we got Gambit last December, we didn't know a whole lot about him. We knew he was a little over 1 year old, and we knew that he was very much a people lover so there was no threat of him turning on us or the kids. We also knew that he had never been inside of a house ever... in his whole year of life... ever. Would this dog need a huge amount of training? I panicked a little... ok...  lot. But we had already committed to getting him and brought him home.

It's been approximately 3 months since bringing Gambit home and we've learned a lot about him. Mainly that he's very trainable! With the right encouragement of course. Enter  Orijen freeze-dried treats.

Gambit is barely one and very much a puppy. We got lucky in most of his training in that he pretty much just picked up on things without any real direction. Let me explain. You remember I said that he had never been in a house before coming home with us? This also meant that he never had been officially house trained. Shockingly, this wasn't a problem for us. We have to take him out the front door because he's still scared to go on the kitchen floor to the back door, but it's no big deal.
So house trained? Check!

We're even lucky in that he prefers to stay with us outside. Obviously Georgia does have leash laws, and we do obey them. However there's some days when the kids want to play out front on their bikes. I feel bad if Gambit is stuck in the back yard without us. We used to bring him up front with the leash, but that's no longer needed!
What about chewing up everything? That was only a tiny issue. It was our fault though. We left the T.V. remote and a pair of slippers within reach, so those are sadly gone now. However, with us providing Gambit with plenty of bones and fun things to chew on he doesn't chew on anything he isn't supposed to.

All that was left was teaching him to sit, lay down, and stay on command. This has definitely been the most difficult to teach him. He gets super excited when we show him attention, and with the kids trying to help me train him, he doesn't really focus. I haven't been able to find the "perfect" treat to reward him when he does something correctly. Until now! These Orijen Freeze-Dried Treats are absolutely perfect. I can keep a few in my pocket for easy rewards and he LOVES them.

These treats are part of the Chewy family favorites line, and it's easy to see why. We love them in our house, and they are most definitely the first treat Gambit has has really shown any interest in!

Now if only I could train him to enjoy sleeping in his bed!

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Friday, March 27, 2015

The Best of Conversations!

Do you ever have the days where the voices in your head just kind of take over? Just me? I kind of feel like it's been happening a lot more lately. Maybe it's because the only person I have to talk to throughout most of the day is two and her reply to everything is "Yeah, Mommy. I know."

While the plumber is fixing a leak:
I go to the kitchen to make juice for the kids... "Stupid, Melissa. The plumber just said he turned the water off!"

While stretching after a workout:
"Why is there a pile of crumbs under the dog's bed? I need to clean those up later." (guess what, I'm reminding myself of this again as I'm typing this.)

Blogging with the T.V. on in the background:
"What was that commercial even about? The song was catchy. Too bad I had to finish typing a sentence before I could look up." *I looked up for a second* "Ugh. This stupid beer commercial. I'm going back to blogging."

Watching Ridiculousness:
"Wait, people really get muscle implants? Why is that a real thing? Add this to the never ending list of crap to tell the kids not to do."

Random out loud thinking:
"I feel like I need to be planning for our Jersey trip more. It's in September but you never know."
"I need to get an ironing board. Or find something to use other than the floor."
"I cannot believe I broke my coffee pot!"

and then of course, when I'm actually talking to the kids, I feel like I'm talking to myself.
"Ainsley, the cat doesn't want to be painted. Put the paintbrush down."
"Zander, don't leave your socks in the middle of the floor. Put them in the hamper."
"Ainsley! We cannot run outside in just our underwear!"

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Get Fit with Fit Snack

Snacks. Everyone needs them. In fact, if you're trying to get or stay healthy, it's suggested to eat 5-6 small meals throughout the day rather than 3 large meals. But, in a world where chips and ice creams have taken over and almonds are too expensive, how are you supposed to snack healthy? Worry no more! Now there's Fit Snack!

Fit Snack offers a healthier way to snack. 
The website says,
"Each Fit Snack box is packed with the most delicious and healthiest products on the market.  We strive to include a diverse experience of full and sample size items that are as good as they are good for you.
Every box is different - half the fun is getting the mystery box of goodies delivered to your door each month."
This is true. With the exception of one item in the box, the kids loved everything, and I loved it all. I didn't feel guilty for snacking throughout the day, and I could really notice a change in my body and the way I felt!

I think out of all of the subscription boxes I've tried lately, this one has been my favorite. I really enjoyed everything in the box. If I had the money to spend on this each month, I would definitely invest. It's something that has really helped me stay on track with getting into a healthier lifestyle.

What was in my box?

1. Level Life bar. If y'all remember from Taste Guru, these were included then too. I was able to get a bite, but Ainsley pretty much devoured this one as well. I'd say it's pretty clear that these need to be stocked in our pantry!
2. Simply 7 Snacks. These were just amazing! My box had quinoa and lentil chips. They tasted just like what you'd expect from an unhealthy chip, but of course they're better for you.
3. Complete Energy Bites. It's basically a little chocolate bite that's intended to give you a boost of energy. I liked the taste, and they actually made me feel relatively full. I didn't really feel much of a difference in my energy. According to Fit Snack, lemon flavors are coming soon. YAY!
4. Lenny & Larry's cookie. First of all, it's a monstrous cookie! I had to share with both kids. Not sure how one person could eat one cookie, but it was SO SO good! It's also jam packed with protein, so win-win!
5. Nogii Protein Powder. I LOVED THESE! I made the protein shakes in my blender with a little bit of ice, milk, and peanut butter. SO SO good. They were perfect first thing in the morning before my workout. I think these were my favorite part of the box!
6. Fit Snack Veggie Chips. OK, when I first saw "veggie chips" I thought of the sticks from wal-mart that were supposed to be veggies made into a chip. These were actual veggies!! The kids didn't really get past the apperance of being real veggies so they wouldn't even try them, but Josh and I LOVED them!
7. Fit Snack Raw Almond & Pumpkin mix. Pumpkin seeds are my favorite part about Halloween, because who doesn't love a good roasted pumpkin seed? This mix was a perfect in between meal snack to make you feel full without getting off track.
8. Sunbutter. A peanut butter not made from peanuts. (Meagan, you might want to look into this one!) It's peanut & tree nut free... made with sunflowers! It really tastes amazing. Ainsley wanted to eat it right from the package.
9. Oven Baked Organics - Pancake mix. These made really delicious pancakes. They were fluffy, delicious, and the perfect pancake!

So what's the deal with Fit Snack? It's super affordable with different subscriptions to choose from. Monthly plans are $19 + $5 S&H = $24 a month. Want to save a little money though? An annual subscription saves you 17% and gives you 3 bonus items!! Join now and you'll get a free gym bag! A $10 value! There's really nothing to lose with signing up!

Have you tried Fit Snack yet? What did you love or hate about it?

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

It's Back! Mamas Tell All Announcement!

I am so, so, so, excited today because I am announcing that Mamas Tell All is BACK! We had a blast last time we did this, and we are hoping it is even more fun this time!


For those of you who weren't around for the last round, Mamas Tell All is a link up series with Christine, Brittany, Ashley, and announcing ME as the newest co-host! The point of this series is for moms to talk about the real stuff that we deal with and our thoughts on different parenthood subjects. 

You can join in for all the topics, or just one, or however many you want! Just write a post and link it up in the week after our posts on the topic are posted. We recommend that you follow all the co-hosts so you never miss any of the posts on the different topics! We really want these posts to start conversations and give moms an outlet to tell it like it is!

 Here is the schedule for this round of Mamas Tell All: 
April 1: Hiding in the Bathroom with Food – the weird things we do to get some time alone (or eat our favorite foods)

April 8: To Spank or Not to Spank – a discussion on discipline: when to start, how to implement, and how does it change as kids get older

April 15: Kids Say the Darndest Things – the crazy things that come out of our kids’ mouths

April 22: Saying Goodbye to Diapers – tips and tricks or just stories about the potty-training process

April 29: The Man Behind the Mama – talking about husbands, boyfriends, etc.

May 6: Fighting the Green-Eyed Monster - talking about how all mamas sometimes get jealous of others

May 13: Dating my Daughter/Son – spending special time on “dates” with our kids

May 20: Last Year We Bought a Zoo (or Not) – a discussion on pets in the family - do you have any? why or why not?

 We really hope you'll join us over the next eight weeks...we are really excited to see what you all have to say!
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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Why I'm Ditching the Scale

Sometimes in your life, you just have to put your foot down. Even if this means it's a decision that you don't really want to do!

Y'all, I'm probably the world's worst about stepping on the scale every. single. day! It's not good. It gives me huge mood swings. From elated because I went down 2 lbs to depressed because I went back up three. I don't let my kids see the mood swings, but they do see me step on the scale. Yikes.
And yes, I KNOW if I'm going to use the scale I should do it once a week. But let's be honest here, who really does that??

So, I've made a decision. My scale is off limits. I'm not touching it. I made the decision on Monday March 16th. This is the same day I took a "before" picture of me. I'm not sharing it publicly because it's me in my undies and it's not something y'all want to see. Let's just trust that it exists, mk?
On Monday March 30th I'll take another picture (two weeks) and another one on April 15th.

I'm committing to 30 days of really being serious about working out. I'm holding myself accountable. A few of my close friends already knew that I've made the decision to doing ALL 30 days of the Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred. I've always made it like 5 days tops. Not anymore.

One of my close bloggy friends, Kasey, (you should totally check her out) committed to 30 days of barre classes. She's truly an inspiration. I, however, cannot afford a gym membership or fun classes like The Barre, so I have to work with what I've got.
What I've got includes daily walks / runs to the park with Ainsley (and Zander when he's out of school... spring break will be a blast!). Working out using the play ground equipment. (Christine has some great suggestions if you'd like to give those a try at the playground!) Jillian Michael's DVD, and Cassie gave me some great suggestions for at home workouts.

So ultimately, I'm still on my goal to getting healthy. I'm still aiming to lose 25-30 lbs by my brother in law's wedding. Only, I'm stepping away from the scale. I'm going to rely on the mirror and the way my clothes fit. I'm going to rely on my energy boosts from after a workout. I really feel like doing all of this will not only help me and my self esteem, but it will help my kids too. It will help them see that we don't have to rely on a number in a box to tell us that we're enough.

Have you ditched your scale? How is your workout routine? Can we encourage each other?
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Monday, March 23, 2015

Sisterhood of the World Blogger Award.

Y'ALL! Did you know Kasey? Well, if you don't I highly suggest heading over to her little corner of the internet because she's the bomb dot com. I'm totally and completely flattered that she nominated me for the Sisterhood of the World Blogger Award. I humbly accept. 
So the questions Kasey provided to her nominees with my answers...
Kasey, these were really good questions.
1. What is the weirdest question you've ever been asked in an interview (job or otherwise, it can't be this question)?
My kids ask me some pretty weird stuff. I wish it was an interview question that I could think of, but The first question that popped into my head was from Zander. Y'all should know, boys playing with themselves starts very early: "Mommy, why is my penis up?" He had shouted that from another room, so of course I had to go investigate. Try explaining to a 3 year old (at the time) that the more you play with it, the longer it will stay *ahem* "up". 

2. If you could only read one book for the rest of ever, what book would you pick?
I Love You This Much by Lynn Hodges and Sue Buchanan. I read this every night to my kids anyway, so it only makes sense that I'd be able to read it for the rest of ever. If you haven't read it, you need to. It's only $6 at walmart

3. What is your favorite ever summer memory? 

Camping in St. Augustine, FL. At the time I really hated it. (It was hot and my ex step dad was there) but looking back, I really miss it. We would camp (real camping... like, in a tent!) for a week on a small island just off of St. Augustine. 
This was the last time we were there. @ Alligator Farm
4. Describe yourself using only song titles. (I know that's not a question, just, okay? just be cool. just once.)
 I had to leave Kasey's editorial note in there because it just had to go with the question... and I will be cool... (click the link to check out the playlist)

5. If you had $1,000,000 but had to spend it all in one week, what would you do with it?
I would travel. I'd take my kids to exotic locations. We'd see the Seven Wonders of the world. I'd do as much as I could and go to as many places as possible. I am DYING to travel!

6. What is your favorite holiday (religious, birthday, or otherwise) + why? 
Christmas. No questions asked. It's always been my favorite because it's pretty much the only time of the year that I get to see all of my family in one spot. I'm very family oriented (Josh is too). So I really love getting a chance to just be with everyone. PLUS, it also happens to be my birthday that day, so that's a win-win! 

7. What is one interesting thing that people who read your blog probably don't know about you?
UGH. I've shared a lot on this blog. I guess something y'all might not know is I used to be on swim teams in high school. I even qualified for county one year. Have I mentioned I really miss swimming? 
Me in front, 1994 ish. I've always been a water-lover!
8. Who is your biggest role model + why?
Cliche answer: my mom. She is without a doubt the strongest woman I know. She's been through two failed marriages (one of which almost broke her). She's always been the soul provider of the house. Plus, she's managed to not kill 4 kids. 
After my mom would definitely be my late Grandma though. She was just as strong as my mom (That's probably where Mommy got it from!) but she was the MOST Christian woman I knew. She absolutely loved Jesus, and was just 100% GOOD.  Those that knew her would agree. 

9. Who's attending that imaginary dinner party people always ask about? 
Well, I hope you! If you're taking the time to read my blog, I want you to be at the dinner party. But seriously, I'd really want to meet Julia Roberts though. For real. I hear she's just as amazing in real life as she is on movies. 

10. What is your favorite cocktail?
Hands down, no questions asked, FUZZY NAVEL! This is what I will always order. I just really love peaches. 
doesn't everyone have a picture of their favorite cocktail handy in their phone?

and here are my Questions
(ps: I'm not great at coming up with questions so this took me days!)

  1. Something or someone you miss from childhood? 
  2. What do you think would be the hardest thing you'd have to give up if I
     said you had to give it up in an hour?
  3. What was the worst punishment you got as a child?
  4. If you had the chance to be invisible for a day, what would you do?
  5. Would you rather play on the beach or play in the water?
  6. Who is your favorite superhero and why?
  7. What was the last item you bought? (bonus points: convince us we need to buy it too!)
  8. If you could teleport by blinking your eyes right now, where would you go?
  9. What is your favorite black and white movie?
  10. Would you rather be a tree or live in a tree and why?
And now for my nominations!
In no particular order, and for no particular reasons, I nominate:
and there y'all have it! Thanks again, Kasey! I also found out, in case my nominees are wondering... there's no rules on how many people you have to nominate, qualifications for nominees, or number of questions. So there's that! :) Have fun!
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Friday, March 20, 2015

I Just Have A Lot of Feelings, Okay?

Y'all. A lot of you might not know this, but I have been a roller coaster of emotions lately. Last week, I wrote about how amazing my husband is, and how great he had been taking care of us. This week has been a complete wreck.

Most of you might know that my husband is bi-polar and suffers from depression (and anxiety). We've been together almost 9 years, and it definitely hasn't been easy. I mean, it never is with marriage. Everyone has their ups and downs. But, when you live with someone that has constant mood swings things are a bit different. It's difficult to live with a person like that. Sometimes you're the one with a lot of feelings and it's difficult for the other person to realize that. Sometimes the other person doesn't know how to deal with all of your feelings. Then what?

I have been feeling a lot of things lately. I'm sharing here because I have to get it out. (Sometimes you need a good cry, right?) And if you're wondering, yes... I have said all of these things to Josh. We're working on things. This is my way to just let it go (Emily, sing the song for us, will ya?) so that at the end of the day, when he gets home from work, I'm not just sitting on the couch, crying, making him feel worse. 

I feel like my feelings don't matter. 
If I have an emotion about something and I try to express it, I usually feel like I get brushed aside. Either I'm told "you need to feel this way", or "you walked into that situation yourself", or I just get ignored. Sometimes if I'm sharing how I feel, I just want a hug and to be told "It will be OK." or just tell me you understand. Maybe it won't be OK. I just want to feel like my feelings matter too. Sure, I've done some pretty selfish things in the past. Does that mean that I can't want to have my feelings matter?

I feel like I get the blame. 
There are certain things outside of my control. I can't help that my in-law's are getting houses or getting better jobs. I shouldn't be made to feel like it's my fault for our personal situation at home. We're in this together. Yes, I'm not bringing any income to the household and there are days that that fact tears me apart! Please stop making me feel worse about it. If something is my fault, I will own up to it, I promise.

I feel alone. 
Yes, I have friends I can call or text to talk to. And I'm super grateful for them. What I really want... what I'm really craving is for someone to come visit me though. I don't have a car. There's a few people that live close enough to me to where it wouldn't be super inconvenient for them to come see me. However, I don't feel like they're real friends. I know phones work both ways, but when I try to reach out to just hang out or talk to people and they don't answer or reply to my texts I give up. But I know their phones work because I get a text from them a few days later saying "Hey I have more clothes for Ainsley do you want them." (Yes I want them, but I also want hang out... maybe just have a cup of coffee on my back porch).

I feel like a burden. 
This is tough for me to say, but ultimately that's how I feel. I feel this way for several reasons. I think a lot of those feelings go deep down into feeling like I'm getting the blame for everything. Part of me believes like it's not really my fault for our situation, but then there's a really big part of me that 100% believes it is my fault. I mean, I was the one that wasn't "present" for a whole 30 days this year and that kind of forced some changes in the family. Please stop holding that over my head though.

What am I looking for out of this post? I'm not sure. I'm sure as hell not looking for sympathy or anything like that. I really am looking for prayers I guess. I want my husband to know that I care as much about his feelings as I do my own. I get that I feel more than he does and he doesn't like to express emotions. I understand and appreciate that. However, I don't want to have to feel like I'm not good enough because I have more feelings than he does. If that makes sense.
I dunno. I'm really not sure how to end this, so I'm just going to say thank you to my tribe for their prayers already. I'm grateful for those ladies because I know they would come have coffee with me if they could.
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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Around the Horn: Favorite Player

Y'all, are you as excited as I am that baseball season is literally right around the corner? I didn't get to talk baseball last week because I was busy vlogging with the best of 'em. Sorry, Kasey. I promise to do better!

I'm going to be honest, y'all. It doesn't really take much for a player to make it to my "favorites" list. I mean, they all wear those really amazing tight pants, right? I do have two people that immediately jump to mind.

Bobby Cox.
Yes, he is retired and he hasn't actually played baseball since 1970 but he did play! He retired as the Braves manager. He's one of my favorites because it was always fun to see how many times he would get thrown out of a game. It was a sport in and of itself. It was exciting and hilarious at the same time. Don't believe me? Watch...

and my other favorite?
Brian McCann.
I can (kind of) forgive him for going to the Yankees. Kind of. I'm still a little sore about that. Not only do I feel like he's a great player, but he also had really great at bat music when he was with the Braves. As far as I know, he doesn't have at bat music with the Yankees. The last song he had with the Braves was All I Do is Win. I can't help it, y'all. I just really love this song for some reason.
So there you have it. I'm a cheap date and will add you to my favorites list if you have tight pants, fun music, and get kicked out of a game.

Who is your favorite player?
Link up with Kasey and Jessa to share!
Kasey At The Bat
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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Favorites, Bourbon, Lipstick & Llamas

1. Favorite pet I ever had

Well, I would say Gambit or Rambo since they're my current pets. But they're not really my favorites. Sorry.. truth bomb! Diego was my favorite. He was THE sweetest dog ever. He's in a happier home though. We had to re-home him when we moved to an apartment a few years ago and he just WAS NOT happy there. We still get pictures of him from time to time. He seriously has the best home ever now. 

2. Favorite food I’ve cooked

A few weeks ago I would have said my burritos. But now it's the Spinach Coated Chicken. A new favorite for everyone here! 

3. Teacher who changed my life, and why

Definitely Dr. McCoy. He was my sophomore Chemistry teacher in high school. He reminded me a lot of Bill Nye the way he taught. He made science easy for everyone. He was the one that made me really appreciate and LOVE science. Because of him I still want to be a science teacher. 

4. The best paid entertainment I’ve ever seen

Jeff Dunham! Hands down, best comedy act I've paid to see. Josh and I went in 2012 for his birthday. (I surprised him!) 

5. Favorite hobby activity that makes me get lost for hours

puzzles! I once spent 12 hours completing a 1000 piece puzzle. I just love doing puzzles. 

6. My greatest skill (past or current)

I wasn't really sure what to say about this, so I asked my husband. He said I may not have a lot of patience when it comes to the kids being bad, but I have a lot of patience when it comes to teaching them things. Like teaching Ainsley colors or Zander to ride his bike without training wheels. He says I'm a natural teacher, so I guess that's a skill 

7. The best advice I’ve ever been given

"Don't be scared to ask for help." My aunt told me this when Josh and I were going through hard times. No matter the situation, don't let your pride take over and keep you from asking for help. Someone is always willing to help! THIS IS SO TRUE! 

8. My favorite flower – purchased

Lily's. They're just so pretty! 

9. My favorite flower or plant – personally grown

My gardenia bush in my front yard. We were in the house for a few weeks at the end of it's blooming season last year, so we only got a few flowers. THIS YEAR though, I'll get to see (and smell) it in full force! 

10. The most favorite gift I’ve ever gotten – what and from whom?

My diamond stud earrings. My dad gave them to me for my 16th birthday & aside from my wedding rings, it's the only other piece of jewelry I always wear. 

11. My most suspenseful moment

At the eye doctor when I'm waiting for the "poof" of air during the eye exams. There's probably something more suspenseful than that, but that was the first that came to mind. 

12. My most unexpected achievement?

Two come to mind. The first, would be this blog. At least, I feel like it's an achievement. Maybe. LOL. Anyway, the second would be beating my high school mile time. I never (ever) thought I'd consider myself a "runner" but I actually really love running

13. My favorite paid employment, ever

My most recent job actually. I was a customer service rep for a food manufacturer. I loved the owners, the people I worked with, the whole team. Me losing that job was a real shame. Everything happens for a reason. 

14. The favorite dessert I’ve ever eaten

Apple pie. It's always the best desert. It's even better when my grandma makes it for my birthday

15. The most scared I’ve been by a bug or critter

Bed bugs. Y'all Josh and I lived in a house a few years ago that was INFESTED with bed bugs... they were living in the WALLS. We didn't know it until AFTER we moved in, and well, after that we had to buy new beds. I can't tell you how disgusting it was to wake up every morning with hundreds of bites all over our arms and not know what the heck they were from! 

16. My favorite household chore

I guess yard work would be my favorite. I really love the way my yard looks after everything has been tidied. 

17. Favorite item no one knows I own?

I'm not sure how many people actually know about this or not, but my grandmother's old mini grandfather clock. Josh and I received it after my grandma passed away in 2013 and it makes me smile every time I hear it chime. :) 

18. The prettiest shiny object I’ve ever owned

Definitely my wedding rings. I have two sets, and I talked about them on my engagement anniversary. But I absolutely love my rings! 

19. Favorite outdoor smell

I really love rain, but I think I love the smell of dirt better. My kids love playing outside and they especially love to dig, so smelling newly turned up dirt makes me know my kids are having fun. 

20. Favorite song I ever danced to and with whom?

Well, anytime Josh actually dances with me is a plus since he doesn't dance EVER. I seriously have to force him to do it. Our first dance as a married couple was in his Aunt's house though with Amanda. hehe. 

21. The favorite place I have ever traveled to where I’d spend my whole life if I could?

OMG St. Thomas, USVI for SURE. without a doubt. It's so beautiful there, and I'm dying to take Josh someday. Meagan just got back from there and I CANNOT WAIT to hear about her trip. I love it there! 

22. The most significant change I’ve had to go through and how it made me better

Well, it's something I haven't talked about on the blog. (Still not sure I ever will at this point) But my long leave where I was gone all of Jan has absolutely been my biggest change. It's really helped me realize I HAVE to ask for help, I have to be honest with others and I esp have to be honest with myself. 

23. Favorite environmental sound (rain, thunder, etc.)

Definitely the ocean. The waves crashing on the sand is the best. 

24. Best time I’ve had playing with a pet
I think anytime I take Gambit running is a good time.

25. The favorite picture I’ve ever taken?

Man. This was a tough choice but I think this is my favorite. 

And something else that's my favorite? Mama Llamas!
Y'all, Have you met Lindsay from Bourbon, Lipstick & Stilettos yet? If not you're totally missing out. She's so sweet and genuine and has THE BEST makeup tips, advice, and product suggestions on her blog. Hello! Yes please! Not to mention her recipes are to die for! I'm so happy that she decided to be apart of the Llama Herd this month! Let's take a moment to get to know Lindsay better, shall we?
Describe yourself in four words. 

I really love your blogging style. What made you start blogging?
I work as a writer but wanted an outlet for my creativity. I love sharing my beauty buys and being able to express myself. I read several blogs before I started mine and loved the sense of community!

You're a new addition to the crayon box. Which color would you be, and why?
Pink! It's such a happy, fun color... that's how I like to live my life. (editor's note: I completely agree with being pink! My favorite color!) 

What's the best advice you've ever gotten about blogging?
Engage with other bloggers. The best decision I ever made. 

What's your favorite movie quote?
From Almost Famous: "And if you ever get lonely, you can just go to the record store and visit your friends." I'm a HUGE music lover- this movie (and quote) always speak to me. 

If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Pizza. I don't eat it often but I want it ALL. THE. TIME. I never met a pizza I didn't like. I'd also add chocolate to that list... (editor's note: I knew I always loved you Lindsay! I would totally pick pizza too!

How fun is Lindsay? Y'all will most definitely want to keep in touch with this lady! 
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