Monday, March 7, 2016

Life Updates: March 2016

I don't know about you guys, but I swear, it feels like my life is flying by like at a crazy rate of speed. I can't get caught up, and nothing will slow down, and I am most of the time just hanging on for the ride. Things have been so crazy lately, and I have been trying so hard to get back to blogging. It is one of my favorite things, and I get so much out of it, it's almost like therapy to me. So, I've definitely been trying to make time for it. Want to know what's been going on in our crazy life? I guess I should update you!
Also, the dog ate my glasses. Three times. Welcome to 30.

I turned thirty.   I repeat, I turned thirty. What the actual eff. There really isn't much to say about this other than I hated it. I still hate it, and I'll probably hate it every day for the rest of forever. I can't believe that I am thirty years old. I have to admit, that I am in a better place in my life than I was at any time during my twenties, but still, 30 will take some getting used to. I guess I am finally getting to that point that everyone talks about where you really don't give a shit about what anyone thinks about you or your life choices, and you are just out to please yourself. That's where I am, and I must admit, it's not a bad place.






We took our first family overnight trip.  This was also a biggie. Mountain man and I had never taken a trip with all four kids, overnight, in a hotel, since we have been together. We thought this was a pretty big milestone for our relationship, so on my birthday, we headed south to (where else?!?) my favorite place on Earth (Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge, in case you're new here), to celebrate my birthday and spend some time with the kiddos. We had a great time, and spending the weekend in my fave place with four kiddos to take care of was a great distraction from the fact that it was my 30th birthday!

My baby can read. Yes, that's right. My tiny little baby can read on his own. He is only five, and his only goal in going to kindergarten was so that they could teach him to read. He got his wish!! I am so proud of him and all the things he is learning. 

We are doing a lot in the finances/goals department.   After much deliberation, we have come to the conclusion that we are going to buy a house. We are also going through a Dave Ramsey-style budget overhaul, getting out of debt, and saving up to pay at least 20% down on our new house. Also, there is talk of babies. Details to come on that, I've said too much already! ;) 

In other words, just like always, our life is crazy, out of control, busy, and most of all, happier than it's ever been. I don't know how I got so lucky to get to have this crazy wonderful life, but I am truly blessed. Lots of really exciting things going on in our life right now, and I'll be updating you guys more often, promise!!  video

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Lego Friends: Girlz 4 Life Blu-Ray Giveaway!!!! Ends Feb. 13!!!!


**Warner Bros. Home Video provided me with some of the materials I used in this Blog Post/Giveaway. The opinions I share are my own.**

There are few things as important in life as your friends. No matter how old you are, your friends are there to help you when you’re down, support you when you make mistakes, and be your rock when the going gets tough.

The new movie, LEGO® FRIENDS: GIRLZ 4 LIFE, is all about friendship, trusting yourself and standing up for what’s right no matter what the cost. All set to an awesome rock soundtrack you’re going to love! Join Olivia, Stephanie, Emma, Mia and Andrea as they learn that fame isn’t important, it’s your friends that count!

LEGO® FRIENDS: GIRLZ 4 LIFE brings to life (in animated form) the LEGO construction based toy LEGO® Friends. LEGO ® Friends invites girls into a universe, Heartlake city, and inspires them to use their imagination to build and role play their own stories with fun-loving relatable characters.

We love Lego Friends, and this new Blu-Ray is sure to be a hit at our house! Now there's even a blog help that can help you stay connected with Olivia, Stephanie, Emma, Mia and Andrea. Check it out below! 




Isn't this app the cutest?? I LOVE it! I think the Lego Friends are really cute, and a great set of role models for young girls! And guess what else!!!???

We have one copy of Lego Friends: Girlz 4 Life on Blu-Ray to give away to one lucky Flip Out Mama reader!Would you like to be the one to win this?? Simply comment below and tell me who you would watch this fun Blu-Ray with if you were the lucky winner!! Each household is only eligible to win LEGO FRIENDS: Girlz 4 Life Blu-ray via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Winner will be chosen on 2/13/16, at 10pm EST using random.org to choose a random winner. 

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Resolutions Have Gone To The Dogs Thanks To Milk-Bone! #MilkBone



I can't believe it's already 2016, and that means it's time to make some resolutions about all the things we want to accomplish this year! For me, the list is always a mile long, and this year is no different. In fact, this year, I have more resolutions than ever because now we have Lucy, our six month old German Shepherd. There are so many plans we have for her and so many things we want to work on with her! Milk-Bone knows that pet parents are especially ready to make some "Ruff-olutions" this year. The folks at Milk-Bone surveyed 3000 "pet parents" and found that when it comes to making resolutions for our furry friends, we are definitely not alone!


When it comes to us and our Lucy girl, we have many of the same goals as other pet parents. We really want to take her to dog training classes, master the potty training thing, and basically help her to grow up as healthy as possible. We have a long way to go, since she is just a pup, and is still just learning everything right along with us! However, she is a very smart girl, and I know that we are going to have lots of success working with her on our goals!
Thanks to our friends at Milk-Bone, we got to check out an awesome Doggy Dental and Wellness Kit, which includes tons of great stuff to help keep Lucy happy and healthy! We really liked the Milk-Bone Brushing Chews  as well as the Good Morning Daily Vitamin Treats! I really do feel like we are well on our way to raising a happy, healthy dog, thanks to our good friends at #Milk-Bone!
What about you guys? Do you have any New Year's "Ruff-olutions" planned for your pet? I'd love to hear about them!! Share them below in the comments section, and we can help keep each other motivated for a great New Year!
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