Growing Together

I am a Mommy To Three Little Ones. Through Them I Grow Daily. I Strive To Be The Best Wife & Mommy For Our Family Of 5 & A Pug.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Christmas 2013

What a wonderful Christmas we had in our NEW home. The kids woke early - but they did as told... don't wake mom & dad until 7! They waited until 7:03 - go them! Then Cody somehow managed to get a sliver in his foot. I proceeded to spend an entire hour trying to get it out. No avail. Ugh. We continued Christmas Day with it stuck in his foot. {Don't worry dad got it out later!}

 The littles got all things they wanted, needed, didn't want, you know the typical Christmas Morning.  I spent the entire day in my pajamas.  Win.  My sister and her little family came over for Christmas Lunch & Calvin was here.  Side note:  So excited that the sweet W family is coming to live in NC.

Successful Christmas Day friends.  Now to enjoy every. single. minute of the Christmas Break.
Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

What I Wore Wednesday {Tuesday Christmas Eve Edition}

It's What I Wore Tuesday this week. Linking up& blogging early. Tomorrow's Christmas. 
Today I got up. Dressed up. Made coffee & cocoa. And pancakes for the family.  Happy Christmas Eve Friends.

What I am wearing... dress by forever21 - cardigain by khols - cable knit leggings by target - grey boots by So from khols last year. 

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Book Review {Candy and the Cankersaur by Jason Sandberg} And a Giveaway too!

Early this week I was contacted by Author & Artist Jason Sandberg to do a book review. What's even more fabulous is that he has offered to giveaway a copy to not one but FIVE of my amazing readers.  Yes!  What a perfect time for it to come, little miss Emma has been home sick for three days & she read this a time or two, ahem, by herself.  Mhmm.  My little can read.  And she loves it.

Of course I read the book over myself as soon as Jason sent it over, I thought it was super cute!  A fun & entertaining read.  Emma & I snuggled in on the couch the next morning & I read it to her.  By the second or third time the line..."the first rule no biting" came up Emma was saying it right along with me.  She then proceeded to read it again two plus times later that afternoon!  Its a hit.

-Wanna know what the book is all about?  You know besides how preciously cute that front cover is?  Well here it goes.  A daddy who is overworked buys his little girl Candy everything a girl could possibly want.  But she has a neighbor who is very competitive.  {Sound familiar?  "My room is bigger than your room!  "My bike has pink on it!"  All kids do it!} And he always try's to out due her.   Candy's dad thinks he knows what she needs, a companion.  Perhaps a pet? - yes - a dinosaur!  The competitive neighbor can't compete with that.  He steals & sells that dino off to the circus!  Once he realizes how sad Candy is they set off to find Cank, the dino together.  Seems all he wanted was to get Candy's attention.  It worked.  In the end Candy finds herself with more than one companion.

The pictures are crazy cute.  The wording is easy enough that my 6 year old was able to read alone.  Perfect. We recommend that you check out Jason Sandberg's website.  He has written a few kids books we will be sure to check out.  Emma has already asked for The New Crown

Candy and the Cankersaur
Ready to win your copy?  As with all of my giveaways its easy peasy. Follow the raffle copter app below.  The copy will be in PDF form from Amazon/Kindle.  Don't have a kindle?  No problem... you can view it on the kindle app for your smart phone.  If all else fails I am sure the wonderful Jason Sandberg will send you a copy via email. Just enter! You can't win if you don't enter. Good Luck.
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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

What I Wore Wednesday {1 week till Christmas}

One week till Christmas. The entire house, besides me, is sick.  Awful. Just awful. Puking. Shitting. {Yeah. I said it.} Lots & lots of laundry. Ugh. I've got two of my three littles home from school. Really hoping we kill this by Christmas. Please.

What I am wearing - skinny jeans by forever 21 - sequin top by old navy - cardigan from khols & of course my super warm boots by rocket dog.

Happy Wednesday!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

What I Wore Wednesday

What a freezing morning we woke up to frost covering the ground. The roof tops were glistening. - Being that the sun, it was finally, at long last, shining. Oh. Joy.  Right as we were about to step out the door for our 5 minute walk up to the bus stop Mr. L pulled in and gave the littles a ride instead.  Of course being that they are hardcore and all they still hoped out of the car to wait outside with their friends.  Crazy kids.  I started my day off with a headache that had the potential to put me out for the whole day.  I killed it by looking good.  A cup of coffee & of course being awesome!  Speaking of coffee.  I might need another cup right about now.  I spent the morning out at the mall with my lil' sister & her toddler Ezra.  That will wear you out. ha.   I got fitted for a bra.  Turns out, I was wearing the right size all along.  I guess I could go down to a 30 D - but, they don't carry 30s in the store. Assholes. 

Anyways, here is what I am wearing today.  And now its back to the machine.  Working on 12 teeny tiny monsters for some special lil' guys birthday!!!

Red Thermal Top by Old Navy - Dark Denim Skinny Jeans by Forever 21 - Green Boots by Rocket Dog {These things are crazy old, my kids think they are weird & they are "boots with the furr", but they are WARM and its cold out & I am a Mom and I am supposed to embarrass the kids!}

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Tis The Season - of Giving {Week #5}

Last week of Season of Giving. - Thanks to all the fabulous sponsors & all of you for clicking the like button, following us all & supporting small business!

Here is what Jessica of Punk Rock Twins has to say:

"Im a indie knitting and sewing shop. I love to sew and love to knit. I find it relaxing to sew and knit. I have always been creative and helps me be creative and share my love of fabric and yarn. I love to challenge myself and see what I can make. I also sell crocheted items that my friend makes."

She is so kind as to be giving away a Snuggly Blanket & Pillow Set.  Winners choice of fabric - A $20 value.  Wow.  Awesomeness.  Yes? Mhmm.  Ok!  Entering is simple.  Just do as the rafflecopter app tells you to down below.  Easy peasy lemon squeezy.  Am I right?


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Happy Holidays.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

What I Wore Wednesday

I feel a bit on the crappy side. I've been working like a crazy person. Getting things done before Thursday. Eek. That's tomorrow! We go to Myrtle Beach every year for the parade, a get away, the beach, the pool.. shopping. Maybe see a movie. It's just a quick 4 day trip. I'll be back before you know it.

Striped Top by Old Navy - layered with a cable knit cardigan by Eddie Bauer - corduroys by the gap - converse by target

Happy Wednesday!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

What I Wore Wednesday

Rainy. Nasty. Cold. Wednesday. - But I still look good. Right? - Heading out the door.  A little shopping at Target {it's work related!} Perhaps a drink at Starbucks & grabbing a sweater for my lil' guy Jack.  Family pictures are long over due.  How typical of me... Mr. L says I always say we are late getting them done & getting the Christmas Letters sent out.  Well. Hmph.  As long as its out by the first week of December we are good right? Err.  Before Christmas? Maybe...

Photo: #wiww

Dress by Mossimo for Target - Layered with Chenille Cardigan by Merona for Target
Pink Skinnies by Indigo Rein - Brown Sued Boots a CLEARANCE find at Khols - Love my Boot Clip by Nancy of WCOriginals - She ROCKS!
HAPPY WEDNESDAY! {And Thanksgiving Eve!}

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Tis The Season - Of Giving {Week #4} Janes Origami Owl

Its getting closer and closer to CHRISTMAS!!! And YES! I've been giving away items here & there on our Facebook page. So do make sure you are a fan!
Here is week #4!  It's a good one gals!  $20 of spending money from Jane to Origami Owl.  Here is what she has to say...

"Hoot Hoot! My name is Jane Morrow and I am an Independent Designer with Origami Owl! I started with this company in September of 2012 (they were less than a year old company!) to help with family bills. My husband and I both work full time but it's nice to have the knowledge that bills are paid and we have extra money for activities with the kids! I LOVE what I do with Origami Owl and my "second job" allowed us to go on our first family vacation this past summer with over $400 in EXTRA spending money!!

Origami Owl's mission is to be a Force For Good; to love, inspire and motivate people of all ages to reach their dreams! Origami Owl was started by Bella at the age of 13!! If you are interested in learning how to join this amazing company, please email me at

For this giveaway, I'm offering a $20 gift certificate (not including shipping and tax) that will need to be used by Dec. 3rd to ensure delivery by Christmas.

We cannot ship overseas or to Canada."

Please note that the Christmas Delivery date is ordering by Dec. 3rd.  This giveaway ENDS on Dec. 1st -- This doesn't leave much time to put in your order - but you can always buy yourself something special!  That doesn't need to be there by Christmas!  Know what I mean?  Yes. You deserve it.  Anyways... on with it.  Entering to win is easy peasy lemon squeezy!  -  Use the rafflecoppter app below.  And. Good Luck. Happy Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

What I Wore Wednesday {da pugs yearly checkup}

Today has the potential to make me sweat. Panic. Get super angry. Feel bad. Or da pug will just be good. The vet will just do what she has to do & bot be a baby about it.  Da pug does not take kindly to being muzzled - as if he has a nose to muzzle.  Last year they drew out the process so ridiculously that we ended up having to put the cone on him just so that they could draw blood from him without him eating there arm off. He can be very ferocious.  So here's hoping...

striped top by Old Navy - layered with a soft grey sweater by Target {Totally spotted these for sale again this year need one for Christmas. psst Mr L.}- deep denim jeans by soho for Khols - grey Converse shoes

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Tis The Season - of Giving {Week #3} Comfy Home Creations

The days are getting nearer now for CHRISTMAS.  I am feeling festive & Mr. L keeps yelling at peps who already have their Christmas lights out.  What he doesn't know is that I've already listened to a Christmas song or two this year.  *Gasp*  - Alright so it's Week #3 {Already!}  I think yall are gonna love this one.  My good friend Erika is so kind to giveaway a complete outfit from her shop Comfy Home Creations.  Heres the dets:

"Comfy Home Creations was started a few years ago when I received a sewing machine for my birthday. I fooled around with it an decided to make a few things for my girls. Only a few weeks later, I was loving it and decided that I wanted more. I sold the new machine and purchased a combo sewing/embroidery machine and opened up my business. In just a few years I have expanded the items I make and have sent lots of items all over the country and the world.

I am a mom of two girls, 6 and almost 8 and have a fabulous husband that lets me balance a full time job as a medical assistant/athletic trainer, a family and my sewing business. I love creating something new for each and every customer."

 One lucky winner will receive a Long Sleeve Initial T and matching Tis the Season to Hoot Skirt. Depending on availability of T sizes, the shirt may be red. This outfit is available in sizes 12 months to 6/7.

Shop Here -- Like Here

Good Luck & Happy Holidays! 
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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

What I Wore Wednesday

Good Morning Lovelies. I am wrapping up a chevron camera bag, in aqua chevron this morning. That is if I can get my fingers to function. This freezing weather we are having this morning called for mittens. I didn't have my mittens. Then I stood out there even longer catching up with the neighboor. - Last night the first flurries of the season fell from the sky. It's way to early for this crap. {Maybe not for you northern-ers. But in NC. Yes.}  Heading out with my sister this morning to do a little shopping.  Not the fun kind either. Groceries.   Well - here is what I am wearing today, not that anyone will see it, I'll be bundled up under a couple layers of fleece & a scarf.

Striped Top Target. - Pink Pants by Indigo Reign - Black Ankle Boots by Soda
Happy Wednesday!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Emma's Room

Emmas room was this very blue when we moved in... only thing was it had spaceships, planets & stars all over the walls. Not particularly girl friendly. But the blue we can keep. Atleast for now... We downgraded her to a twin bed - being that she had a full & big brother, Cody is quickly growing out of his twin.  Emma didn't mind.  All she wanted was a canopy So a canopy she gets.  We didn't want to break the bank & go all out on a canopy bed that she will eventually hate in the teen years... so this $16 netting did the trick. Amazon.  You can find everything on there.   Also Codys room was girly & had a castle on the wall.  I carefully peeled it down & put it up in Emmas room.  I think the finished project looks fabulous.  What do you think?




Sunday, November 10, 2013

Tis The Season - of Giving {Week #2} Had & Harps

Its week two gals.  I am happy to share with you a Had and Harps.  Here is what she has to say...
hadster424"Christmas is my favorite holiday, I'm so excited to do this giveaway!
I started this little venture of mine last year when I decided I wanted to make a birthday dress for my littlest! A few rolls of tulle later I was obsessed and in business. Had and Harps is named after my girls who are my whole world. Girly, fun and full of fairy tale is who they are. (For now at least).   -- The newest item in my shop is my ribbon tutus! They give me visions of winter wonderlands, ice skating, sugar plum fairies and all the splendor that goes along with the season."

Winners will choose size... newborn to 12 girls but she's always happy to do custom sizes. Made from 100% nylon tulle, 3/4 inch knit elastic waist band, and trimmed with double faced satin ribbon. Finished with a bow.  - Lindsay is so fabulous that she is giving away not one, but two tutus. Ah-may-zing.  She is in a super giving mood.  Tis the season!

Like on Facebook & Shop her Etsy Shop.

Red ribbon tutu NB-12 girls

Entering to win couldn't be more simpler - Just use the RaffleCopter entry form below.  Good Luck.
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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Tis The Season - Of Giving {Week #1}

Tis the Season - Of Giving {Week #1} Of course will kick the Season of Giving off with a giveaway from ButterBeans&ChicPeas. I have several vendors lined up and each week on Sunday I will close & open a new giveaway thru the 15th of December. Are you feeling festive yet? I know. I know. Its still fall... but now that I've had the Christmas fabrics flowing through my machine, I am starting to get excited. Christmas is crazy busy around here, the decorating, the shopping, cooking, baking, events, travel & family... not to mention keeping up with the business.

Ready? Here we go...

I am pleased to announce we have - Christmas Bunting - and I am excited to giveaway a set of it to one of you lucky ladies. Here are the dets - It's approx. 4 yds long. {This is alot!!!} More than enough to cover your mantle. Think outside the mantle too. The windows, along the stairs, even decorate the tree with it! Want to decorate multiple areas, easy peasy, just snip it & you have multiple pieces.   Below is the exact one up for grabs & its in fun trendy Christmas prints, shades of pink & teal.  Entering is simple.  I like simple.  RaffleCopter below.  Make sure you are fan.  Share the giveaway with friends & family.  And just have a Happy Holiday Season!  xoxo


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