Friday, November 22, 2013

Shutterfly Gift Card Winner

The winner of the Shutterfly gift card is.....

Congratulations, Kelly! I will email your info to Shutterfly and they will email you the promo code! Can't wait to see what card you choose for this Christmas!!!

This is what I used to choose the winner!
True Random Number Generator3Powered
Not sure why it is showing 100 for the max, I used the number of entries!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Christmas Card Giveaway!

Good evening! I'm going to extend the giveaway for a few more days! I will pick a winner next Friday, 11/22! I want to give everyone time to enter! Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013


We had a little bumble bee buzzing around this Halloween! Macey was the cutest little bee that we've ever did see! This customer was just perfect for her!
Macey really enjoyed Halloween this year and loved all the candy even more! We took her to a trunk or treat to the church of her preschool and then we went trick-or-treating in our new neighborhood. I also walked her around to a few neighbors in my parents neighborhood. We tricked or treat with a little girl in our new neighborhood and they would hold hands and run from door to door. It was hard for me to accept the fact that she was big enough this year to go to the doors with a friend and didn't need me :( 
How stinkin' cute is this picture?!?! 
Macey's school at a little parade and all the kids marched through the church, playground, and parking lot trick-or-treating with the staff. They were all so cute!!!!!
This post should catch me to present time other than our house updates! We are getting close to it being finished and will probably just do one big post later once it's completed. Just pray for no big delays or issues to come up!!!

Monday, November 11, 2013

It's that time....Christmas Cards!!!

Yep!!! You heard me right it is that time of year again!!! I have been looking at Shutterfly's holiday cards for the past couple weeks and I can't wait to start designing them for 2013. I have used Shutterfly several times for Christmas cards and other photo gifts and they are the best! There are so many cute cards to choose from that I have no clue how I will ever decide which one to go with! Here some of my favorites!!!
I love this one!
It makes me want to go somewhere with snow to get a picture just like this with snow!!
I really like this one with the black and white photo with the bright colors!!! 
I love this design, so I can share a family picture and then more pictures of Macey!!! If you are like me you always have such a hard time choosing just one picture! 
This is such a cute design and perfect for showing off a family photo!!! 
And there are no words for how cute this card is for all you fur-parents!!! If I didn't have a cute little girl to show off I would totally send this one out with Buddy on it!!
So obviously as you can see there are some super cute options to choose from this year! Go check it out for yourself here!!! Also, if you are wondering what to get those special people this year you should totally check out their photo gifts here!!! I made the perfect photo book last year for the Grandparents, an awesome calendar and mouse pad for my husbands office just to mention a few of the gifts!!!
Shutterfly has some new card design styles this 2013 holiday season!
They now have 5x7 folded tri fold & back of card designs with so many themes to choose from:
- Classic: Traditional colors, iconic illustrations, aspirational sentiments, snowflakes, monogram
-Contemporary: trend forward colors, texture and layering, water color techniques, shine, glitter, Instagram pictures are perfect for this style
-Whimsy: humor and nostalgia meet, fun sentiments
-Merry and Bright: all about color and having fun
-Religious: metallic type treatments, incorporated story ideas
-Photo Basics: multiple colors, vertical type, family name highlights
And just to prove to you how awesome Shutterfly is they have offered to giveaway one $50 off total order (plus free shipping) code from Shutterfly!!! All you have to do is tell me which is your favorite Christmas Card (linked above) in my comments and I will randomly choose a winner on November 15th. Please be sure to leave your email address in your comment. Shutterfly will email the promo code directly to you.
And last, but not least if you are on twitter go follow @ResourcefulMom to join the twitter party #PhotosYouLove on November 15th at 8PM ET
Disclosure: I was compensated with Shutterfly products for sharing this post. All thoughts are my honest opinion!


Somehow Macey turned THREE last month! I'm still in shock that my sweet, little newborn is three. These past three years have flown! Life is so fun with this little girl! She keeps me on my toes and some days I want to pull my hair, but I would trade being her Mommy for anything!
Since life is a little crazy right now with the house and living with my parents I decided to keep things simple this year! We celebrated the Saturday before her birthday at Chick-fil-a with a few friends and cupcakes! We ate, had cupcakes, and the kids played! It was so nice and easy!!! 
We celebrated on Sunday with family. I made chili and we had more cupcakes!!!! I kind of felt bad that I didn't plan a big party this year, but I think Macey enjoyed celebrating two days!!! 
I snapped a few pics of Macey before family arrived that Sunday! Once again she could care less about looking at the camera and giving me a real smile!
She is such a mess these days and this is the best I could get!!! 
I think she looks so grown up here. It kinda makes me sad...
We had a great weekend celebrating our 3 year old!!!! Sadly, for Mom and Dad I think 3 is going to be harder for us than 2. She has an opinion, talks back, tells me no, and has major melt downs!!! BUT the other part of the time she is the sweetest little girl with manners, hugs and kisses, and listens like a champ!!! I'm learning to pick my battles!!!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Pumpkin Patch

We took Macey to the Pumpkin Patch last month to let her run around and ride the cow train!!!
Of course, we had to have a family picture while there! 
My sweet girl refusing to look at the camera!!! 
I love this picture! I hope she never gets too old to love on her momma in public! 
Christian and Macey riding the cow train!
And Momma and Macey!
We had a fun afternoon at the Pumpkin Patch!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Country Wedding!!

We went to a family wedding back in September. It was such a cute country wedding on a farm in a barn! It was one of the cutest weddings I've been to in a while. I wish I would have take more pictures, but I didn't. If you follow me on instagram or FB you can see more pics!
Macey and her Papa!!! I love this picture of these two!!! 
Macey loved the cows, so of course we had to get a picture with them!!! 
My sweet little family! I love my people! They make me happy!  
The sunset on this farm was beautiful!!! I LOVE this picture of Macey!!! I kind of want Christian and I to have a pretend wedding, so we can get married in this barn!! LOL!

Friday, November 8, 2013


Macey started a new school this past September. She goes on Mondays and Wednesday, 9-12 and she loves it. Her teachers, Mrs. Lisa and Mrs. Moore, are super nice and she is learning so much! She is going to the church that I went to during middle and high school and this is where my oldest nephew went as well. I am so glad that we made the decision to switch this year!
Here is my big girl on her first day!! She was so excited and couldn't wait to go. I hope she always loves school this much! She didn't think twice about me dropping her off and I didn't even get a bye! I am thankful that drop off is easy for us, because I feel so bad for those moms that have leave their screaming babies! 
And the back of her little backpack is just too cute not to share!!!
I don't even want to think about how grown she will look at the end of the year when I do comparison pictures!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Summer Vacation

I am so behind on blogging, but I still want to share a few pictures from our family vacation this summer. We went to Orlando, Fl. with my parents, my sister and her family! We had such a good time and can't wait to go back.
Here are the three kiddos when we arrived in Florida! 
A few pictures of our awesome resort! We stayed on property and the resort was so fun! 
My sweet family before dinner one night!!! 
Macey got to hold an alligator one afternoon and she had no fear!!! Definitely not my child..HA! 
Macey insisted on mommy hold the alligator too! It was actually really soft; not what I was expecting at all! 
We did do the whole Disney thing which was tons of fun, but I didn't get a lot of pictures! I love this picture of the Epcot ball though! 
We walked around the Boardwalk at Disney one night, so pretty!! 
Macey with Chip and Dale! I was so shocked that she wanted to get a picture with them. In the past she has always been terrified of the characters.  
And of course, one last picture with Mickey!!!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Quick hello....

We are still alive! Most of you have probably kept up with us this Summer and Fall through Instagram, FB, or Twitter. We have been so busy and so out of sorts! When you are living with family and out of boxes while waiting on your house to be ready to move in, life gets hard and something had to go for a while! I have so much that I want to blog about (Summer vacation, Macey's 3rd birthday, Halloween, our house progress), but I just haven't taken the time to sit down to write about it all. I hope to get caught up in the next week or two, so I can keep up during the holidays!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Kentucky Trip

Macey and I tagged along with my parents the weekend of the 4th to Kentucky to visit family! We had a fun time in our short 3 days. We had a lot of family time, went to the zoo, watched fireworks, and more! The best part was Macey got to spend time with her Great Grandma Lucy! Enjoy the pics!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Life Lately

Life has been a little busy and slightly crazy! The big news is we sold our house! We put our house on the market in February and was under contract in April. We were suppose to close at the end of May, so a day and half before closing we moved out and then got a phone call that it had been pushed back. Talk about irritating....this went on for TWO WEEKS. We finally closed at the beginning of June. It was so frustrating waiting everyday to see if we were going to close. I am so glad that part is behind us!
It was such a bittersweet moment! We were glad to sell our house, but at the same time this was our first home, where we got married, where we brought Macey home to and where we became a family. We lived in this house for 6 1/2 years and officially out grew it! It was a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1 car garage townhouse and it fills up quick with a baby in the mix!
One last family picture out front...and yes, my shirt says the The Bomb Mom (don't judge)! 
 We originally planned on buying a house at the end of summer, but after looking around we decided to build a house. The builder is estimating 4-5 months of build time once they break ground, but we are still in the permit process. In the meantime, we are staying with my parents. I'm thankful they are generous enough to share their home with us this summer! I plan on sharing updates about our new house on here pretty regular. I want to have a place to look back on from start to finish!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Memorial Day Weekend!

Macey and I decided to head to the beach for the weekend with my family! Christian had a busy weekend of work planned, so we snuck away. We were there Friday through Monday and had a great time, but missed our Daddy! We didn't really do much while there, but it was nice to get away.
Our first evening at the beach was so pretty! I love this picture of Macey!

Macey and I riding on the golf cart! This was her favorite thing to do!

These rocks were so pretty for pictures, but Macey could care less about smiling and looking at the camera!

This was the only I one I got of her looking at the camera out of the 50 I took, HA!
I'm sure this weekend was the start of being at the beach all the time! We go to the beach pretty regularly in the summer and I'm excited!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013


Yesterday would have been Macey's last day of preschool for the year, but I haven't been happy with some things at the school, so I pulled her out a month early. She only went on Mondays, 9-12, so it wasn't that big of a deal to pull her out. However, I still wanted to compare pictures from when she started in September until now.
September 2012
 May 2013
I definitely think she went from looking like a baby to a little girl! 
We are starting a new school in the Fall two days a week and I know she is going to love it! Now, if I can just get her to stay a baby a little longer!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Let's have a picnic!

Friday morning decided to pack a little picnic lunch and walk Macey to the park in our neighborhood (3 miles roundtrip)! Of course, I decided to do this on of the hottest days of the year so far and got so burnt! It never crossed my mind to put sunscreen on us!
However, we still had fun!
I pushed her in the swings most of the time! The slides were too hot for her to go down. 
She played on this little bumble bee thing at the park! 
And then we ate lunch! She loved it and was so good and ate all her lunch. Maybe I should take to the park for all her meals! And maybe I could get skinny in the process..HA!