It's My Blog's 1st Anniversary!

YEAH!  Let the festivities begin:)  I'm so excited that I've completed my first year of blogging and I'm so anxious to see what my second year holds for me.  When I first started blogging, I really didn't know much about it, but I'm so thankful that I continued blogging in spite of, because I really enjoy doing it. Also, I would like to thank all of my followers for your support and sticking with me, I really appreciate it:)  I can't wait to begin my second year, and my hope is that you will continue on with me through my blogging journey.


Our Drive to Salisbury

It's so hard for me to believe that exactly one week ago today, my two boys, a leopard gecko, my dog Sir, and myself made the twelve hour trip from Indiana to Maryland.  We traveled through Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and before finally arriving in Maryland.  While traveling through these particular states we drove through, around, up, and down the mountains as well.  Also, before finally arriving in Salisbury we had to drive across four bridges too.  I'm so not a fan of bridges.

Although, our trip was long, we stopped several times along the way, this is definitely a trip I will never forget.  Also, this particular trip was my first time driving longer than 8 hours by myself, with me driving solo, and I don't plan on making the trip again:)  Needless to say, we safely moved in our new home and now all we have to do is continue unpacking our boxes and go furniture shopping:)  YEAH!

PS...My blog anniversary is tomorrow, so don't forget to stop on by and join in the fun:)


Mani Monday: Big Daddy

My nails today were in desperate need of a manicure, so I decided to go ahead and polish them this evening.  So, I chose a fun summer color from Sinful Colors Professionals called Big Daddy.  I applied two coats of Big Daddy's nail polish and for my base and top coat I used Sally Hansen's Hard as Nails Invisible.  I love how my nails turned out:)

Linking up with Heather from Glitter & Gloss for her Mani Monday, hope to see you there:)


Karing Card Club: Friendship

Last month I decided to sign up again for the Karing Card Club, this is my second time participating in this club and I really enjoy doing so.  Also, for the month of May our theme was Friendship and for  those of you who aren't familiar with the Karing Card Club, it's a great way to support other bloggers by sending them handmade or a store bought card.  Also, each month there is a theme for the card.
If you would like to participate in June's Karing Card Klub exchange, please click here.

So, I was partnered with Monica and I sent a lovely card about friendship and she also sent me a lovely card about friendship as well.  Here are some photos of my lovely card from Monica:


A Lovely Blog Hop!

Welcome to A Lovely Blog Hop, where each Thursday we have the grand opportunity to meet and connect with lovely new bloggers, such as myself! Now you have something to do and somewhere to go on Thursdays!


Rules (Not really rules but a guide):
1. Follow your host and any co-hosts (if it applies).
I am Rekita @ Her&Nicole and I am the first linky. 
Leave me a comment so I will know who to follow back.

Your Co-Hosts:
Carissa from
2. Link it!
Link up your blog or anything else you find lovely. Share your family, fashion, food, crafts, or anything that you love this week. Please, please, please, share the love and include a link back to this blog hop.

3. Spread it!
This is a blog hop after all, so hop around! Visit other blogs and say Hi!

4. Grab it! 
Grab the button and place it somewhere in your blog or add just the link. Preferably in your blog post. 
This is to help us promote this blog hop, believe me, the more the merrier! Or post the link somewhere in your blog. 

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5. Tweet it!
Please help me to promote this blog hop by sharing it to others. 
So tweet it to show everyone where you link up on Thursdays!

6. The most important rule of them all, HAVE FUN BLOG HOPPING!


Ruby Ruby

I was in need of a manicure today, so I thought I would go ahead and give myself one:)  So, I began to trim and file my nails.  I chose the color red, and I used SinfulColors Professional Nail Enamel Ruby Ruby and Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear Invisible as my top coat.

Here's a photo of my manicure: