Life Update and Giveaway Winner Announced!



Having cake on my actual birth day. I couldn’t be bothered to get dressed and I may have maniacally stabbed the cake. Fun day otherwise. 


Hey everyone! I am so sorry it’s been so quiet on the blog this week. I thought I was going to be able to make it through Hell Month without breaking down but it finally beat me. We just finished clean up for the last party and I am SOOOO HAPPY!!!! I feel like I finally have my life back. So what did you miss while I was gone?

We finally had Chucky’s birthday party! It ended up being a week late because of the rain but we ended up with a beautiful, warm day. We set up the inflatable water slide for the kids and treated ourselves to yummy, themed Mario food. I was a little busy so I didn’t take nearly as many pictures as I should have but we had a lot of fun.



The birthday boy really didn’t want to stop playing so this was the best picture I got. #momfail


Clara thoroughly enjoyed her spoils from the piñata. 


I made my first ever fondant cake, with mountains of help from my saintly sister in law, and it was so much fun! I think we might be seeing more fondant on this blog, I thoroughly enjoyed making it. Though in the future I might need to plan better so I don’t end up staying awake until 3AM the night before the party finishing it.


Mario and Luigi felt right at home.


Sunday we celebrated my birthday, my brother in laws birthday, my nephews birthday, my husband’s graduation, and our friends 10-year ordination anniversary. We decided on some delicious hamburgers, courtesy of my grill master husband, and hot dogs and general BBQ food. We were so tired that not only did we not have a theme, we also forgot to buy tablecloths. Oh well! The food was good, the company was lovely, and it was a relaxed affair. Everything I could possibly need.



I wanted a nice picture with my daughter but the cotton candy was too alluring. 


We got the cotton candy machine for my benefit because I LOVE cotton candy. Like mother like daughter. 


I don’t know if you’ve heard of this but there’s this new app called HQ and it is a ton of fun. Twice a day they do a live quiz show and if you answer all 12 questions right you get a share of the prize and you can win cash! It doesn’t cost you a penny. All you have to do is make an account and log in to play. The quiz shows happen twice a day, at 3:00 and 9:00 EST. Hundreds of thousands of people log on to play and if you get all 12 right you get a share of the prize. Most days the prizes are $5,000, Sundays they give away $100,000 but right now, in honor of the NBA playoffs they’re giving out crazy amounts of money. $300k for Game 3, $400K for Game 4, etc. all the way up to $700K for Game 7!!! My whole family is obsessed and playing along. None of us have won anything yet but it is so much fun trying. I really recommend it. If you’d like to play along with me you can use my referral code, nerdymama934, and we can be friends in the game! (I don’t get any money for this. I just really like this game!)



Full disclosure: The hosts are kinda annoying. But the game is still a lot of fun. 


And now the moment you’ve all been waiting for. The winner of the extra-special, autographed copy of One Beautiful Dream by Jennifer Fulwiler is…


MTC9125 on Instagram! Congratulations! Please get in touch with me within the next 48 hours to claim your prize or I will pick a new winner.

Thank you everyone who entered into the contest and followed me on social media. I know you all have a lot going on in your lives and it means so much to me that you’re willing to take some time to read my posts. ❤

That’s all I have for today but stay tuned to the blog! I’ll be posting about my favorite kids shows, beauty picks I know you’ll love, being with my husband for 13 years, and so much more!!

What would you like to see on the blog? Comment below with any post ideas you have.

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