Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas, One and All!! [Chistmas Card 2011]

Whoa. Is it just me or has this year just been a freaking whirlwind? I digress... I just wanted to pop in between wrapping and baking to say MERRY CHRISTMAS from us to you. All of you. I wish I could send a Christmas card to each and everyone of you mainly so you would free like you would then need to send me one ;) <- I really like Christmas cards! HA! Love you all.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Ladies & Ladies... [Erin Condren Giveaway Winner!]

I totally flaked out on posting this on Friday. Because I am lazy... Or I have two toddlers and my days just get away from me ;) With no further ado... The WINNER OF THE ERIN CONDREN GIVEAWAY IS:


Mandy, email me at mybeatlesbabies[at]gmail[dot]com so I can get you your gift card!

Thanks for playing! Love you all :)

Friday, December 9, 2011

Confessions of a Size 4.

Disclaimer : These are my personal opinions and feelings. They are not a reflection on anyone but myself :)

I used to be a size 0, pre-kiddos. I was totally happy with my body. I was little and cute and I could wear, literally anything. I didn't have to work at it, just normal maintenance and diet. And then... The Babies. Back-to-back attack on my body. Do not get me wrong I would not trade them for all the skinnies in the world... But oomfph, the havoc they left behind! HA! You can read up about some of my weight struggles here and what I have done to combat them. For the record, I have kept off every pound I lost on the HcG diet earlier this year and even lost a few more. 

I joined weight watchers over the summer, and while I liked the regimen and control, I didn't really lose any weight. I most certainly could do more on the exercise front. I am going to start doing something with my friend Jared (hows that for accountability, J? Its on the blog for everyone to see! HA!) So there's that... I mean I guess I just lack motivation right now. Come springtime and the impending doom swimsuit season. And being as I spend all day everyday at the pool, that's some mah-jah motivation right there. So if y'all have any tips for me, please share :)

That's me currently, as in like this week. Am I at my goal weight? No. Do I wish some days that I was the skinny minnie I used to be? Yes. Do I fit in all of my pre-preggo clothes? No. Do I fit into most of them? Yes.

I am a size 4. And right now, I am okay with it :)

You have little bit longer to enter the Erin Condren Giveaway, HERE.

If you need a chuckle, watch this video :)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Best Way to Spread Christmas Cheer...

Is donning a leotard and lip-singing Mariah Carey?


ps - I wish I looked as good as that guy in a leotard. Damn ;) HA


Monday, December 5, 2011

This is my Grown up Christmas List...

Now, before you get all excited that this might be a blog post that is enlightened, thought-provoking, inspired or self-less like the song. I need to tell you that its not. It is purely my needs wants list for Christmas. You, know just in case Santa is reading this ;)

And World Peace.

Oh, and for you to go enter my Erin Condren Giveaway!

Friday, December 2, 2011

And then the Internet came back... With a Winner!

Thanks for being patient with me. My wifi is acting like a total butthead and it keeps going off and on today. Trying to sneak this in before it goes off, again! Urgh!

So I totaled up the enteries (one for liking Shabby Apple on fb, one for following both of us on the twit, and one for tweeting about the giveaway) and came up with 31. Low entries meant a great chance for you to win... And I have a feeling the winner is going to be super happy! I went and checked out her blog, which you must do, and I can just she her wearing it!!

Blair from Wild & Precious, you be da winner :)

Email me girl, so I can get you your necklace!

Thanks for entering and I wish you all could win, I really do. But if you didn't win this one you can still go HERE and enter to win some Erin Condren Goodies :)

Delayed. Internetz down.

My internetz is acting a fool this morning. So there will be a SLIGHT delay in posting the winner for the Shabby Apple Giveaway. I will post this evening... So you have a couple more hours to enter :)

Also, don't forget to enter the ERIN CONDREN giveaway HERE!!!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Color Me Perfect [an Erin Condren Giveaway]

Here it is. The best giveaway EVER. You know her, you LOVE her... its Erin Condren!! I mean, I'm sure you love her. I do. I have a very strong feeling that if I knew her in real life, we would probably be best friends. HAHAHA! Maybe. Well, no definitely :)

I have her planner. It is my life line, fo sho. Its the first thing I look at in the morning and the last thing I check before going to bed. I have tried LITERALLY every planner ever over the last ummm, 15 years... This is the only one that has worked for me. The.Only.One. 

I love the planners so much I got one for my mom, nanny, sister and best friend for Christmas. I actually already gave the planners to each of them. I couldn't wait til Christmas, I just had to share! 

But, do not be mistaken, thats not all Erin Condren is about... She has gift wrap, address labels, canvases, iPhone cases... I mean just about everything! I love how colorfully (is that a word?) everything is designed. They are clean and trendy but not too trendy. Just about perfect!

Have you gone to look at the website yet? Do you love it? Do you want some of your own? Well, then you are in luck! I have partnered with Erin to give one of my readers a $25 gift card to! WOOT! I am so excited to host this giveaway, you have no idea. I'm not even getting anything out of it... I just love the stuff SO much, I want to share it with the world (or my blog... ha!) Wanna enter? Here's how:

MANDATORY ENTRY - Like Erin Condren on Facebook HERE
1 ENTRY - Follow ME (HERE) and Erin Condren (HERE) on Twitter
1 ENTRY tweet about this giveaway - make sure to "@" me and include the hashtag #mybeatlesbabies
3 ENTRIES (thats right 3!) - Blog about this giveaway and link it back to me!

Make sure to leave me a separate comment for EACH one of your entries. 
Oh and there are a couple of rules:
1. You have to be a public follower of my little ol' blog.
2. You have to be in the US to win.

I'll count them all up and randomly pick the winner at NOON on FRIDAY DECEMBER 9th!


Also, I'll be picking the winner for the Shabby Apple Giveaway tomorrow! So go enter, if you haven't already!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Lucy's View - Wordless Wednesday

Practicing making patterns

Please don't forget to enter my Shabby Apple Giveaway. It ends on Friday!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Black is the new Friday... [a shabby apple giveaway]

I like to shop. Like a lot. Like so much my husband cries over the receipts... Well, not really, but I really do like to shop. Black Friday, however... I do not like. The crowds, the crazies, the excess of it all. And for ME to not like excess... Well, you know its bad. Frankly, to me, there is no deal worth going out in that madness.

Will I be shopping though? Duh. I'll just be doing it from the comfort of my own home on that little thing called the internetz. And were will I be shopping you ask? Lots of places. But I want to tell you about one of them in particular... Shabby Apple. Oh, you heard of it have you? Not surprising as its only like the CUTEST stuff ever. Srsly, I can't get over how cute. I want everything. Only for fear that i might ACTUALLY make my husband cry, I will show some self restraint, and not order one of everything :)

I'm sure you are wondering, what does this have to do with me? Blah blah blah, Jessica talks way to much, blah blah blah. Stop blahing! I want to give you something! You, yes you. Because yesterday was Thanksgiving and I am thankful for YOU, I have partnered with Shabby Apple to give one of you a little something to show you how thankful I am!

Shabby Apple has a Alice in Wonderland inspired jewelry collection right now and its fabulous. I have a special love for Alice in Wonderland (see #13 HERE) so I just had to pick one of them for one of you!

I mean, I die. Srsly. So cute. I love it. Do you love it? If you do, enter my giveaway! Here's how:

MANDATORY ENTRY - Like Shabby Apple on Facebook HERE
1 ENTRY - Follow ME (HERE) and Shabby Apple (HERE) on Twitter
1 ENTRY tweet about this giveaway - make sure to "@" me and include the hashtag #mybeatlesbabies

Make sure to leave me a separate comment for EACH one of your entries. 
Oh and there are a couple of rules:
1. You have to be a public follower of my little ol' blog.
2. You have to be in the US to win.

I'll count them all up and randomly pick the winner at NOON on FRIDAY DECEMBER 2nd!

If you don't want to wait to snap up some Shabby Apple of your own you can get 10% off your order when you shop with the discount code : mybeatlesbabies10off


Oh and a quick PSA... If you are out and about tomorrow shopping, be nice to the people helping you in the stores. Without them, well you would have to get your own sizes :)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Quakepocalyse 2011

We've had Snowmageddon, record high and record low temps, F5 tornadoes and now...


In the past 3 days we, here in good ol' Oklahoma, have had THREE earthquakes!!! Three. Tres. Trois. And big ones too! The "fore-shock" came in at 4.5, the BIG ONE was rated 5.6 (the biggest in Oklahoma history) and the after-shock was 4.7. Lets just talk about this for a second... I live in OKLAHOMA. Not California. We get ice,snow, HEAT, and heck we had tornadoes and flash flooding last night... But earthquakes? We are not equip to handle the stress. Twitter and Facebook nearly exploded. People were fa-reaking out. There was quite a bit of damage, mostly because people are not prepared for earthquakes here... Obviously.

Here at Cermak Manor we suffered some pretty devastating damage. But we shall carry on. We will rebuild. We will recover.

And just in case you forgot that I do in fact live in Oklahoma, this little gem was on the news...

I'm just waiting for what will come next... Hurricane? Volcano? Tsunami?

I missed you. That is all.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Urban Girls

My little adventurers tackled the great Urban Jungle last weekend. Armed with only their shiny red shoes & beautiful smiles, the girls explored our downtown with their grandparents in tow...

All Photos by Sohpia Litchfield

If y'all have a minute, you should hop over to my mom's new blog, the journey... My parents are currently in Nairobi, Africa having the adventure of a lifetime! She is an AMAZING photographer (as you know from following my blog) and she will be posting lots of incredible pictures along the way.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Disco Inferno

Incase you missed it on Twitter (seriously I LOVE YOU ALL,) last week was my birthday :)

My sister AND my birthday to be exact! If you have been reading for a while (if you are new, HI!!) then you know that my sis and I have the same birthday, 2 years apart. I love her. She's my bestest friend. And she's awful purdy, see : 

For our birthday we wanted to have an "Anchorman" pool party... You know, 70's awesomeness :)

Well, afer weeks and weeks of +100° temps and gorgeous blue skies... The day of our birthday party was cold (80°) and rainy... WAHH! So we moved the party inside and changed my living room into a disco. Yes, we had a champagne fountain. Yes, it was full of pink champagne. Yes, I had like 14 bottles. Yes, it was a TON of fun :)

Olivia, Y U NOOO in any pictures?