Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Happy 4th!

Wanted to wish you a happy 4th of July. I hope to finish up (late) the challenge this weekend. Then have another challenge to post by Tuesday.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

challenge day 3

Tell us about your social media! Where can we find you? Link to your twitter, pinterest, Facebook, instagram, or google +. If you don't use those sites, then tell us why not!

this will be short. due to wanting to remain somewhat anonymous (aside from those who already know me or those i get to know well first), my facebook account is somewhat private and i'm not sharing it at this time.  i won't mind sharing my pinterest page with you, once i can figure out how to "disconnect" facebook from it.  though i'm not nearly as pinterest happy as other people.  i don't pin a whole lot and i only go check out other people's pins every 2-3 weeks when i think about it. i also don't tweet very much, but follow quite a few people. i have instagram, but i forget about it all the time. and lastly i signed up for google+, but i never use it.

wow, all that makes me sound really lame.  i am on the computer all. the. time. , mostly for work though. like i said, when i can get some privacy things figured out, i'll be happy to share pinterest with you and maybe i can start making better use of instagram and share that with you too.

anyway, busy day, maybe tomorrow's topic will be something i can better talk about!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

challenge day 2

Tell us about your blog. What do you blog about? Why do you blog? How did you start blogging? What kinds of things do you/are you willing to share with the world? Where do you find your topic inspiration?

my blog is a bit of a hodge podge of things.  mostly it is just about my life.  when i started it was parts venting and parts sharing.  when we got pregnant it was going to be a great place to write about that and to record the beginning of our family.  then we lost our baby, and it became a place to share that story.  now i'm sharing our adventure as we wait to adopt and other things going on in our busy lives.  my husband has suggested at times that i should do some product reviews, when i couldn't think of things to write about.  i haven't done that yet, but i've done some minimalist movie/tv show reviews since i'm basically addicted to netflix.  (after this challenge i'll have to catch up on what i've been watching since my last movie marathon).  i hope to share some recipes and craft ideas in the future and some of the projects we've been doing around the house.

i'm not entirely sure why i blog, there are certainly better bloggers than me out there (both in content and the ability to keep up with blogging), but i figure it is a good way for out of town friends and family to keep up (especially when we get our kiddo).  and much like the blogs i follow, maybe someone will get something out of something i write.

other than the long post about our pregnancy and loss, i don't guess i've gotten too deep/personal with any of my topics.  particularly if there were questions to answer i don't have a problem being somewhat open, at least to the point of sharing what i would share with someone face-to-face.  but on the other hand, this is the internet and i will protect as much as i can by not giving away information that is too identifying.

i guess my inspiration just comes from what is going on around me and in my life.  i just jotted down a list of topics for upcoming posts, so you can look forward to: netflix i've been watching recently, house projects we've had going on, a new game i'm pretty addicted to, some youtube channels you might be interested in subscribing to, and some great blogs to follow!

Monday, June 25, 2012

challenge: accepted

found this on a blog i follow and thought that i'd give it a go.

my name is amy.  i have a wonderful husband, travis, and two (usually) great dogs.  a yellow lab named evey and a golden retriever named harper (both girls).  we live on the gulf coast and i work as an accountant.  we don't have any kids yet, but read some archives and you can find out more about our plan to adopt.

i haven't really done my commenting yet, but i'll work on it.

Wednesday, June 06, 2012


my husband surprised me friday night

(i'll have to put the videos on youtube and link them later, i have a couple of more)