Tuesday, June 29, 2010

And the winner is.....

Congrats go to: Rev
rev said...My fav country singer is Shania Twain.
I'm following you on twitter.

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**Rev, email me your address, and I will ship it right out!!

Thanks for playing...more to come!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Cards! Ahhhh, I love 'em!

Sometimes, I get that crafty feeling, but just can't dive into a page....or nothing gets me going...so...this was the case the other day, and so I realized my card stash is quite low.....so, let it be done!

Oh, so quick and easy...and so fun!

Mix up a little October Afternoon, with some Making Memories packaging, and who knows where I got this cute little button.....oh yeah, and a Carrabba's gift card! Good times!!!

Anyways, it gave me my crafty fix....and got something accomplished too!!!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

iGo review---you gotta have this!

Any iPhone users out there?!

Any iPhone users out there totally frustrated with the weak battery life?!

Look no longer! This is the answer to your problems!!!

Introducing: The iGo

I bought mine here...with my points from Swagbucks! Totally FREE!!!

I was turned on to this when Jenny used it while we were in LA on our Bertolli trip...and this thing is amazing!

It is a little portable battery pack! Ahh, be still my heart!

So, plug it in, and keep it charged, and throw it in your car, or purse, or laptop bag, whatever!!

And, never hate your iPhone battery again :)

**And, for the record, this was my own opinion! I bought it, I loved it, I reviewed it!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

CSN....and a product review to come!!

Well, people, it's a GREAT day, here at 3QTGUYS!!

I was contacted by the promotions department at CSN...and I have been selected to be a part of some product reviews at their sites! How crazy fantastic is that?!

Well, because I am already a fan, I nearly flipped when I got the email! Yes, ma'am. I would LOVE to!

So, I started thinking of things I neeeed and things I *want* and we are in terrible need of new lights in the kitchen...and a new blender...but their shoes are so cute....and all of the FREE shipping....and the rave reviews about excellent customer service...

Ok, ok.....so, keep your eyes peeled, and the review is coming soon...

but, for your viewing pleasure....

I LURVE this!

Lite Source - LS2998 - Quatro Mini Oblong Table Lamp in Dark Bronze
Lite Source - LS2998 - Quatro Mini Oblong Table Lamp in Dark Bronze

and, I would die for these on the stairs:

Blauet - 1903-01-31-54 - Tekno 1903 Recessed Wall Light Kit
Blauet - 1903-01-31-54 - Tekno 1903 Recessed Wall Light Kit Free Shipping!

Stay tuned!!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

9 years ago?! Really!

9 years ago today.


This is not a sad post. Nor is it a "gloom and doom" day here, but just a day that makes us all remember.

I was in the wild throws of planning Mason's Outdoor Camping Extravaganza of a birthday party! He was about to be 6. I can see it all so clear in my mind.

The campfire birthday cake made with a chocolate cake and pretzel rods on the top to be the logs, and then, I melted jolly ranchers to make the flames. Straight out of Family Fun magazine. It was so awesome.

I don't have one. single. picture.

The "burgers" were made.

Red icing in the ketchup bottle.
Yellow icicing in the mustard bottle.
The buns were made from a yellow cake mix, poured into empty (and cleaned) Tuna cans, that Kendall and I had been saving like mad!

The burgers were made from brownies, baked in a jelly roll pan, then cut to size with yet another Tuna can.
The were spectacular.

I don't have a single picture.

The cooler was full---and I MEAN FULL--- of capri suns.

3 full family size tents were already pitched in the back yard.

Canteens were bought with 24 kids names paint-penned-and-dotted on them.

I don't know what even happened to those canteens. And, no, there is no picture.

That party never came to be. All of that, laid still on my kitchen counter for days.

I remember so clearly...."have you heard from Kendall?"
"we think there's been an accident"
"go get the babies"
"something's wrong"
"can you call Kendall"
me "can I speak to Kendall" her work "um.....Brittney.....hold on..." never returned to the phone.

screaming.crying.complete and total shock and disbelief.

It is so clear. Like it was yesterday. Or even, just seconds ago.

How can this be nine years.

Life, as we all had planned, has never returned to the same, but God, in His all sufficient grace, has proven Himself once again.

And, so today, as I reflect on my panic, and the blank stare of the moments of those days ahead of us, I can also reflect on 9 years.

I lost my best friend.
I lost my scrabook buddy.
I lost my Mason's Aunt Kendall. Oh he loved her so much. She was so gentle. So kind with her words.
My husband lost his only sibling.
He lost his biggest fan.
His cheerleader for life.

So many people lost that day.
But, geez, God won an angel. A treasure.

My sweet precious Elijah got his Aunt Kendall. She wanted to love on him so badly. Dang her :)


I could go back and forth.

But, 9 years ago, so many things in life changed, and God has had a plan, even in the tears.

I gained a new sister-in-law.
My boys have a new Aunt. One that they love so much, and she loves them, with no doubt in my mind.

I gained 2 nieces, that I cannot imagine life without. The first time I held Macy, I knew I wanted to hug her forever. I was there, in the room when Alora was born. What a joy. Pure joy.


Yes, I could go on and on. But, I won't.

9 years ago, today, life stopped. changed. and then moved again. I thought it was so close to over.

But, God. Oh. Just God.

So, today, I am thankful for Kendall, and so sad that she is not here today, to have some of the fun that life offers me...with me...but I know that God is moving every single day in our lives, and I know that His plan is way better than mine.

So, thank you Jesus, for the reminder that your ways are much higher! And, oh Keni....if you were only a blog reader..you would know just how much I love you :)

****And, btw, if you are still reading.....when we cleaned out her purse from the accident....we found a tuna can in there :)

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Waffle Cupcake bowls!

I reposted this at Trendy Treehouse, but I felt it was worthy of reposting here!!! Yum, I think I'll make these this week!

Ok, so I wish I had taken pictures of everything step-by-step, but I will do my best to recap! These are soooo fun!!!

First off, let me say...they do not "keep" for more than a day...so make them...and eat them! Don't wait!

Take your favorite cake mix, and make according to directions.

When it comes time to pour...line your baking sheet with waffle bowls. Then, pour your cake mix into the waffle bowls, as if they were cupcake liners (but..no liner required)

Bake as directed.

Then...tada! You have your own cake, INSIDE your waffle bowl! Top with some ice cream, and YUM!!!

**Best fun while they are still a little warm! Yum!!!


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

iTunes Gift Card Giveaway!

So, I had entirely too much fun this week, and they were giving out these!

Of course I grabbed an extra to giveaway here!!!

It is a $40 value, including 20 songs from some of your FAVE country artists!!!

Here's how to enter: (leave a separate entry for each)

1. You must be a follower of my blog-------->>>
2. Leave a comment and tell me your fave country singer!
3. Subscribe to my blog (up in the top right corner)
4. Follow me on Twitter.
5. Bonus entry: Tweet this: Win a Country Music Itunes Gift Card here: http://tinyurl.com/37ebvpp

I will draw a winner on June 25th!! Good Luck!
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