Tuesday, January 26, 2016

What's in a Name?

Sometimes...I go off on a tangent and I don't make a lot of sense. Hence the name "Rebecca's Ridiculous Ramblings". I also like to try out all kinds of new products so I added in the review factor!

Today was a slow mail day in this household, I did get a check from Shopswell for $1.28 which is awesome since I haven't been active on there at all for a few weeks. I should really get back on there but I have so busy with the admin position I accepted for a review group and with the kids.

Eliana had her very first dentist appointment today and she did great! She has 20 teeth and they all like nice and healthy. Dr. Nick also saw Elias to double check on his frenulum. He stated that it is mild enough to leave for now, however it explains why neither of my children were ever able to latch correctly.

I work a full 8 hours tomorrow at the thrift store. I'm not sure if I'm up for the challenge. My heart just isn't in it since Kathy said she was closing the doors.

I worked on cleaning out the coat and boot closet today and I need to finish that before my husband gets home but there are just so many things to catch up with online as well! I can't wait until everything is back in place and the purge of 2016 is complete! Simplify!!!

Til next time ;)

Sunday, January 10, 2016

I'm back! An Intro to Me

Hi! My name is Rebecca and I'm always more at ease when I'm able to express myself in written form. I have neglected taking care of myself for far too long and in a quest to gain back some of my true self and mental sanity I want to be able to blog more.

I am a 32 year old SAHM of two beautiful babies, my son Elias will be 1 in a few short days and I can't believe how fast this past year has flown by. My daughter Eliana will be 3 at the end of the month but acts more like she is 10 at times. I have a furbaby, Brewer, who is four and a husband who is battling his own demons.

I volunteer at a thrift store and enjoy meeting new people and of course watching the inventory change on a daily basis. It's a great outlet for me to not only find myself again socially but to be able to purge some of the hoard of kids items I have.

In my "free" time (haha, what mother has free time) I enjoy doing product reviews, reading, catching up on reality tv and a few other programs (I'm a Days of Our Lives Junkie!) and online shopping. I am always looking for ways to be able to provide for my children and husband while staying at home.

I may not have it all, but I have enough blessings in my life to be a very rich woman indeed.

I look forward to getting to know you all, as well as myself in the days, weeks and months to come.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Smiling Monkey Baby Mirror

I was lucky enough to receive a mirror for free to hang in my car from Giggling Monkey. I was interested in purchasing or trying out another car mirror after my son expressed interest in one I was given a few years ago when his sister was born. My son is 8 months old and he absolutely adores looking at himself so he can practice sticking his tongue out & make fart noises. (Typical boy already, right?) The mirror that we had used for my daughter was slightly scratched and small in size so I was absolutely deleted when our baby car mirror arrived. It was made of durable materials and shatterproof glass and was just the right size to fit nicely on our Envoy seats. I love the fact that I can glimpse in my rear view mirror while driving and catch my son smiling back at me. It gives me peace of mind that he is doing alright while also entertaining him by allowing him to see myself. As stated above, I did receive this product free of charge in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Cree and Scooter Giveaway! :)

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Monday, January 6, 2014

Free chocolate...I'll take it!

I needed some inspiration for todays post because I couldn't think of what I really wanted to write about...I have some built up anger about a few issues but it's not something I think I should talk about publicly for now. Anywho...I googled, "365 Day Blog Challenge" and decided anytime I need a topic I will pull from that list.

Todays idea is: hopes, dreams, and plans for the next 365 days with a picture of yourself.

So first...here I am:

As for hopes, dreams and plans for the next year...well, I hope that I can continue to watch my little girl grow in to the adorable, intelligent and loving toddler she is destined to be. I hope that I can become pregnant again (God willing!). I dream about being a mommy to two.

As for plans - I want to continue to grow in to a better person. I want to write everyday, laugh everyday, and make sure that the people in my life who are important know just how much I love them. I plan to continue to help our family get to our goal of being debt free. It might not happen this year, but IT WILL HAPPEN! I have faith - and perserverance.

In other news...it is terribly cold here in Wisconsin. I told Eric to not even worry about getting the mail but he did anyway. I am glad he did - I received a free sample from Crowdtap and Hersey's:

I can't wait to try it and let you know what I think! :)

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Better Luck Next Year

Another late night/early morning blog...we really need to work on getting back on a normal schedule of sorts. My husband is normally a third shifter but he worked second shift this week so I have been staying up with him after he gets home. Going to bed at 2 or 3 am really isn't working out as the baby gets up around 7 am. (And that's if she sleeps through the night!)

We watched our beloved Green Bay Packers play today...and lose by a field goal. That was a tough one to swallow but I still love my Green and Gold!

We don't have much planned for tomorrow (umm...today) but Wisconsin is supposed to have record low temps. Almost all of the schools are already closed. I think it's going to be a couch and sweatpants kind of day :) I do have to run to a doctors appointment in the afternoon, I recently found a lump in the lymph node near my breast. I saw my OB for it and she referred me to a Vascular surgeon. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't just a little bit nervous.

Hubby is on the "I think you need to get a job again" kick. It really gets frustrating. Yes, we struggle. I won't deny that...but I also think we have so many things that we should be fortunate for. We aren't hungry, we have a roof over our heads (and heat!), and we have plenty of material goods. We also have each other...shouldn't that be enough? *sigh*

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Simple Saturday

I'm sure I'm not the only stay at home mom who sometimes forgets what day it is (heck! I even forgot when I was working full time). I had to remind myself several times today that it was a Saturday.

Eliana and I took full advantage of the "warm" weather - 30 degrees felt simply spring like - and ran to the grocery store and then played outside in the snow for awhile. Afterwards she seemed to be sleepy so instead of allowing her to nap alone we curled up on the couch and watched a movie. Of course we both crashed out. I didn't even feel guilty when we woke up two hours later! :)

Besides hitting the grocery store and finding some good deals (Tombstone Garlic Bread pizza which I LOVE was on sale 4 for $10) Eliana and I didn't do much besides play around at home.

I did receive a "freebie" in the mail today from Home Depot, a Glad Force Flex Odor Shield garbage bag and some Clorox Bleach wipes, both of which I can use. I didn't spend a lot of time online so I didn't get a chance to request any other items or do many surveys but I'm okay with taking a day "off" from technology.

There was simply too much drama in our lives last night so I'm glad I got to spend the day with Eliana decompressing...there is always time tomorrow for social media, cleaning and stressing about finances. I'm looking forward to having Eric home tonite and for the next three days.

I'm choosing to be happy...it's as simple as that.