Monday, May 2, 2011

Scentsy & a Giveaway!!

Has anyone tried Scentsy?!? They are amazing & your house will smell incredible! They have many different kinds of Scentsy warmers, scents, plug ins, travel tins, items for a baby nursery, & all kinds of fun items! I have 2 favorite scents - Coconut Palm & Watermelon Patch & they are both actually discontinued, but sometimes they will bring back scents they have discontinued & I hope they will do this with my 2 fav's this summer!

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If you go over to a blog I follow, In This Wonderful Life, her Scentsy sponsor is giving away to one of her readers a Plug in Warmer and the Scentsy Bar called My Wish!! If you would like to enter, the details are on her blog!

I heart Scentsy & you will too if you give it a try!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Emma Layne

My niece...Emma Layne...she is a pecious angel. Majority of my posts here have been about her & that isn't going to change anytime soon because she is a lot of my world. I get to see her at least three to four times a week and she is the most amazing almost 22 month old little girl I know. I am sure I am a bit bias, but so what?!? We all are when it comes to our loved ones, right?!? She is so smart and it amazes me how I can love something so much...imagine when I have my own child one day! Just need to find the right man for me! Ha...easier said than done!

Emma has been a busy little girl lately with lots of goings on with friends, family & Church & "school" :) She attends a Mother's Morning Out (MMO) program 3 times a week for a few hours a day at our local Methodist Church & she really seems to enjoy that & learns a lot from the program. The rest of the time, my Mom takes care of her, with some help from my Dad as well! Tough job, for sure, not sure how my Mom keeps up with a toddler all day long & my 96 year old Grandmother!! Sheesh - but my Mom is an amazing woman & if anyone can do it...well, she does it! And we will not discount Emma's "Paw Paw" because when he is not at work, he is a huge help to everyone & Emma just adores him. It is really a beautiful thing that our family is so close & how we all help to raise such an amazing little girl.

I do think we could call TLC Network to get a reality show going because it is my Mom, Dad, sister, brother-in-law, Emma (my niece), my 96 year old Grandmother, & 2 Shih-Tzu's & 1 Yorkie living under one is sometimes a zoo & quite entertaining all the time! Then, I stop in & out a lot, which makes it even crazier :) However, the Trice-Stringer-Spotts family knows how to laugh & have a wonderful time just being is our craziness & we love it & wouldn't have it any other way!

Emma & me at Kate Jackson Park - beautiful Spring afternoon! Emma & her Mommy - my beautiful sister :) Emma & her Daddy - so precious!!! Emma ready for night night after reading her books in bed with Mommy & Daddy :)Having fun at the Church Easter egg hunt!She was being shy on Easter Sunday with all of the company we had at the house - but she warmed up pretty quickly!Emma with her Aunt Tori (Jeff's sister)!Adorable with her pig tails! She is growing up so fast!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend with your loved ones...cannot believe tomorrow is Monday already! Have a great week!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter...and I hate when I do that...

Happy Easter everyone! It has been long enough since I have posted, so I thought Easter was as good a time if any to put a little something out here on my very bare blog! Easter was a nice day, but did not go as we had planned. We planned to get up this morning and go to Church and after my niece was going to hunt Easter eggs at Church, but she woke up this morning with a 102 fever and got sick, so we could not go :-( Instead I was able to get some things done that I needed to do and then we had dinner at my parent's with family and friends! Even though we could not do what we planned, we were all together and that is what is important! I hope everyone enjoyed their Easter with loved ones as well!

As for the second part of the blog title...I hate when I do that...I mean having to put my foot in my mouth. I have had to do that lately in some situations, but it has mainly been with guys and that disturbs me. What am I doing?!? I am saying all the wrong things!!! WHY is this happening?!? I clearly need to approach certain situations differently with men...maybe then I will be more effective in friendships and relationships. Worth a shot!

I have been thinking a lot lately...too much actually and that may be part of it...I am over thinking situations and the circumstances and that is probably been my downfall in a lot of situations. I think I have ruined some things that if I had left alone and let it ride, it all would've worked out the way it was supposed to. That is just it...the way things are supposed to work out. I do not know how things are supposed to work out, but He does and I need to trust in Him. I need to pray more, study the word, and go to Church more often to get closer to God and strenghten my relationship with Him. I need to trust in the Lord and what He is doing for me.

I need to trust that I am where I am supposed to be in my career and life and just take it one day at a time and not worry so much about things I cannot control. I need to make the most of this journey I am on!!!! And...stop saying things get me in trouble :)

God Bless everyone & have a great week!