Thursday, September 29, 2016

Hello October | I'm going to be an Aunt Again


Seriously? How is it already October? This. Is. Crazy! I haven't even thought about my Halloween costume for this year! Have you? 



Welcome to my very first post of the month where I update you on what's been going on in my life for the past four weeks! 


So there are a few major things that happened..

1. I'm going to be an Aunt again!


(Yes Syd, I took your picture from Facebook today! You look adorable!)

I could not be more excited to be welcoming another baby! It has been almost 7 years since we had a new addition to the family. If you have me on Facebook, you'll know this pregnancy announcement was a huge shock to us. Why? Well, because it's my baby brother who will just be turning 18 in January that is expecting this baby. Teen Parenting can't be easy but this baby is coming one way or another so we are all supporting and embracing this journey Joey & Sydney are about to go through! We will find out if we are welcoming a boy or a girl very soon! Please pray for strength for them during this journey to parenthood!

Cheers to babies!

My husband lost his wedding ring.. 


We don't know how, we don't know when...
He was at work one morning and realized it wasn't on his finger. 
We looked high and low for it with no luck!

So we ordered a new ring online, and he picked out a completely different ring than what I thought he would have! I didn't take him for rose gold kind of guy but this ring is beautiful! 

Now I'm dying for a rose gold wedding set to match! 


I'm thinking about having a message put inside of it. Hesten and I have this tradition where he tells me a reason why he loves me every night before we go to bed, I'd like to put "I love you because.." inside. I think it is a great reminder of the bond we have.

Shit Friends Are The Worst-Story Time

Is it just me or does everyone have that friend that only contacts them when they need something? I have this "friend" well not so much a friend anymore, that literally only contacts me when she needs a favor. There isn't one message in my inbox where she generally asks how I've been without asking for a favor in the end.

This is so frustrating to me! Especially since we were such good friends before. I mean spent weeks at a time together, spent hours on the phone together kind of friend.

It's really sad how someone could attempt to use someone over and over again. 

I hadn't heard from this "friend" since the last time she messaged me and asked me to send her money because she was stranded and had no gas to get home. That was two years ago, and before that I hadn't heard a word from her in over a year.

So here are the messages that I get on Facebook from this "friend."

 At this point, I still haven't grasped the reality of what she is asking me to do so she just has to come out and ask...




She knew I was at work and had the nerve to ask me to do something illegal at the place that ya know, supports my family. What kind of person does that? Do people really ask favors like "Hey pee in a cup for me" from people that haven't talked to in 2 years? Like what the actual F***! 

& for anyone wondering, we are no longer Facebook Friends. Sorry girl, you'll have to find another friend to bum off of.

Sad.

What. A. Shit. Friend.


Welcome to our house

On a more positive note, Hesten and I got to spend the past weekend with my niece, nephew, and little sister. I love when they come over!
I bought Boston, my nephew, a wood race car that he can put together and paint. When I showed him he said, "No thanks, I have my computer." LOL
I made them put down their phones and computers to make memories. :)


My sister said they were waiting all day for me to pick them up. :)


Race car in the making! Thanks Maddy for your help.



My niece got a birdhouse to paint! My sister and brother-in-law are building a house so I thought she could paint it and find a tree to put it in when they move into their new house.


Break time, you can never go wrong with pizza.


Paint away!


Movie time! Boston and I watched The Little Rascals. Brooklynn and Maddy ditched us for "Musicly" (whatever that is) and Hesten was busy watching football. 


Back on the phone and computer they go! lol


Thank you, September for reminding me how much I love being an Aunt, and I am even more excited to be an Aunt for the third time again!

Blog Update

September was my second full month of blogging, it is going great! My page is almost at 5,000 views and I enjoy reading all of your comments! Thank you all so much! I have a new idea for my blog that I will be introducing next week so look forward to that! 

Thank you for letting me share my September with you all. I love that one day I'll have my blog to look back on, on all these memories!

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Sunday, September 25, 2016

It's Okay To Be 20-Something And Not Have It All Together

Your twenties are for learning, experiencing, and dreaming. There will be people that tell you otherwise. There will be those who judge you because your car mirrors are holding on by the power of duck tape, because you still reside in a one bedroom apartment or even your parent's house, or because you've eaten ramen noodles every night this week because you haven't figured out how to manage your $300 weekly paycheck. I wanted to write this post to remind you and everyone around you, that you are still 20-something, you don't have to have it all figured out.




This post isn't just aimed for those of you who are single, 20, and enjoying Friday and Saturday nights blowing your rent money on $2 shots. This post also goes for parents and married couples in their 20s. Having a wife, or husband and/or kids doesn't automatically make you an expert on life and it definitely doesn't mean you have it all together. You're just lucky enough to have a family to figure it out with. Although people expect you to have it all together, most 20-somethings don't. You have to remember to laugh off the time you "accidentally" cursed in front of your baby, forget the times the neighbors heard you yelling back and forth with your spouse because you're still trying to learn how to resolve issues without screaming, and most certainly ignore the eye rolls and judgemental faces of those who think they know it all. Because nobody does. 




There isn't a day that goes by where I don't scroll through my Facebook newsfeed. I am so happy to see where my friends are, what they're doing, and how they're doing. I'll be the first one to toast to their success and pep talk them through their failures. However, that doesn't mean that I don't compare where I'm at in life to where they are. You have to remember that we are all on our own path and you're still 20-something. You have plenty of time to figure shit out and get your life in order. STOP COMPARING. Celebrate your small achievements. 





People are always going to have something to say about your choices and actions. Most of the time it is people much older than twenty who have forgotten what it's like to go through life with very few lessons learned. And I'm not talking about the people who generally try to give you advice, I'm talking about the ones who go around talking about you constantly. Here is a little secret; people never stop talking so make yourself happy and don't grow up too fast. Your twenties are meant for mistakes, embrace them.




It's okay to be 20-somthing and not have it all together. I know the pressure can be overwhelming, trust me, but you got this. Enjoy learning, traveling, experiencing firsts, and all-nighters. Suffer through the ramen noodle nights, and enjoy the beat up Honda Accord, I'm sure she has lots of memories. One day you'll buy your dream house, roll your kids up to school in a GL SUV, and go to the store without whispering "we can't afford it" to your husband when he tries to sneak extra unnecessary items like chocolate milk into the cart. Life will get easier, you'll see!  


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I know that there will never be a point in life when you will have it totally together. Your twenties are just the time when everyone puts so much pressure for you to get it together. If you're 35, still going through the motions, that's okay too! I'll write that post when I get to my 30s.



How are you or how did you deal with the pressure of your twenties to get it together?

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Monday, September 19, 2016

5 Ways To Be A Great Friend During Her Breakup

There is a good chance you are reading this post and one of your dear friends is heartbroken. She may  be playing it off like she is fine or she might be going Elle Woods before Harvard on you. Either way, you need to be there for her, that is what friends are for. There is no cure for a broken heart so here are 5 ways to be a great friend while she is going through a breakup that will help you help her ease the pain.





Source; Unwanted Experience. ;)

 Call her every night and really listen to her.


Right now, your friend could be standing in a room full of friends and family who love her but she would feel more alone than ever. Her comfort zone is gone, the person she told everything to, gone. Her nights consists of "meals for one" and watching Gilmore Girls reruns. The best thing you can do for her is to call her every night if you can. People tend to feel more alone at night as that's when she has nothing to distract her mind from wandering to painful memories. If she wants to do most of the talking and ramble on for a three-hour rant, let her. Just listen, I mean really listen to her. She will love you for this and you might need this from her one day.





Take her out.


Now, I am not saying that you and your friend should turn into "party girls" every weekend, but why not at least once? or twice? Who's counting? ;) Trust me, the last place she wants to be is at home alone or hanging out at her Mom's house, trying to avoid Facebook creeping on him. Take her out, force her to walk up to new people, and don't stop her from dancing on table tops! Request her favorite jam and let her, let go.





Out With The Old, In With The New

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Time for you to tag along with your friend for a shopping spree for a new wardrobe! Anything that your friend can replace, she should! Like a new favorite restaurant, new Starbucks drink, and definitely a new hobby! A hobby is a great way to take up more of her time so she has another thing distracting her from thinking about "whatshisname." This could be a great thing for you to take up with her, new memories to replace the old ones, oh ya! She should basically live a new life with brand new things. Hell, tell her to buy a new car. The less around her that remind her of him, the better. That way when she "runs into him", your girl will be representing "moved on to better things."


 Blow her up on Social Media


Nothing makes a girl feel better than a lovely Facebook or Instagram shout out. Make her your WomanCrushWednesday, pointing out all the new and exciting things she is doing and don't forget the beautiful picture of her that would bring whatshisname to his knees.This creates a great boost of confidence and "feel good" that every broken hearted girl needs. So be a good friend, and brag away about her! Who knows, maybe one of your friends is her future husband?! No pressure.



Don't Talk About Him... Ever


I highly encourage you to never talk about "whatshisname." Don't even bring him up if you want to make fun of "Douchefucker." EVER! And When she talk about him, change the subject. Because if she is still trying to get over him, she doesn't think of him as "Twiddledipstick." She still cares about him and only remembers the time he surprised her with flowers a week before Valentine's Day so she wasn't expecting them. You may think you are helping her by pointing out his flaws and referring to him as ridiculous names, but she really only thinking about the great things he did. So please, just don't even talk about him.

I know you like those names though







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Monday, September 12, 2016

To The Dad That Came Back Around



Did you know that 1 in 3 children in the U.S. don't have their biological Dad in their lives? My Dad was not there for the first part of mine but he is very active in my life now and for that, I am forever grateful. Anyone who has had an absent father understands just how lucky I am that my Dad came back around. It is never too late and people can change. I know some of my readers will not relate to this but please keep an open mind as not all family structures are fairytale perfect.





Dad,

I am so happy that I talk to you every day and see you every week now. We both know it hasn't always been this way. Nothing made me happier than coming home from work one day to see you helping my husband fix our lawnmower. My 13-Year-old self would have never imagined that ever happening. When you and Mom parted your ways, I had no idea it would affect our relationship too. You were the first man I ever loved and the one person I thought I could always count on. I remember on one weekend visit, you took me with you to the store. You put in a George Strait CD and we sang at the top of our lungs.You'd play the same song over and over again until I got the lyrics right. I remember thinking "I have the best Dad ever." Then all of a sudden every other weekend visits became once a month, once a Summer, to not even a phone call on my birthday. I still don't know why or how that happened. I always told myself your job kept you on the road a lot and that is why I never saw you. As a kid, I never stopped thinking of you as the best Dad ever so I was full of excuses for why you stopped coming to pick us up for the weekend. Unfortunately, time wasn't going to stand still and wait for you to come around. My life began to change and I had to learn how to grow up without you. I don't have to tell you that you missed out on so much. We never made it to a Father-Daughter Dance, you never scared the boys away with your shotgun, and you weren't the one to teach me how to drive. I wish we could go back in time and place you into my childhood, but we can only accept the past and make up for it.

 Just like the way you left, the way you came back into my daily life is a blur. There wasn't a dramatic scene or a heart to heart that had to happen, it just happened. At first, I thought you would stop calling or visiting again but you have put in so much effort to be a part of my adult life. You weren't totally out of the picture all of those years, you did help Mom financially and I hope by now you have thanked her for playing both Mom and Dad, that wasn't easy for her you know. I've never explained that your absence affected me growing up because I didn't want that to affect our relationship now. It did hurt not having you there. I can't thank you for abandoning your coward ways and coming back around. The fact that I can call you anytime or visit you at your house means the world to me. Just last night my sister Missy and I showed up at your house randomly at 9p.m. You whipped us up some supper and the Dad jokes were on. Haha. I haven't laughed like that in a while. It has been so much fun making up for lost time and getting to know you again. I know we have a lot to look forward to in the future, I love you, Dad!


But seriously, Do the Dad jokes ever stop? ;)



Mom&Dad on their wedding day. 


How many men does it take to fix a push mower?


My oldest sister Missy, Dad, & I.


Dad and my nephew Boston.


Dad and my older sister Whittney on her wedding day!




I love when you guys comment after you read my posts! So answer this;
Has your relationship changed with your Dad or Mom since you were younger?




As always, stay lovely and thank you for reading.










Sunday, September 4, 2016

Hello September | A Cup Saved My Marriage?


Hello, Lovelies! Is it just me or did August go by super fast?! 






Oh and here is to me surviving my first month of blogging!!!! Thank you for reading, subscribing, and being patient with me while I find my style of writing! THANK YOU <3



I was really nervous to tell anyone about my blog. You know how people can be rude, they doubt you, and you're afraid they will think your idea is stupid. It's a fear that I think everyone has when they put themselves out there and try something new. Luckily I've had a great support system from family, friends, and other bloggers I've met along the way this month!


A Cup Saved My Marriage??

Don't worry, Hesten and I are not on the verge of divorce, I just thought the click bait title was fitting. ;) 

I've been blessed to be Mrs. Ogden for a 1 year and 6 months! I could not have picked a better person to go through life with. I think every woman gets insecure, doesn't matter if you're Angelina Jolie, sometimes you just look at your  husband and think "Yep, you're crazy for picking me." haha. 

I never bring my insecure moments to his attention because, well he is a guy so he doesn't understand the random acts of emotions women go through. One day I had to work a 12 hour shift and it just wasn't a good day. I came home and our house was completely spotless, and he had dinner all figured out.. PIZZA! YAAS, after that rather difficult day, all I wanted was to eat my calories away. lol.. I went to open the cabinet where we keep our cups to make something to drink and there it was.... 

Hesten bought me a NEW cup...



A few days ago my FAVORITE cup in the house started leaking and I had to throw it away. (I know I'm not the only person in the world with a favorite cup in the house.) I didn't even say anything to him about it but I guess he saw my favorite cup in the trash and took it upon himself to buy me a new one. Like who does that??? Who notices something so little like that. He is the greatest, I swear. 

Note to husbands: Your wife is a rollercoaster of emotions and sometimes, all she needs is for you to notice something little and fix it without expecting anything in return.



I think everyone who reads my blog knows that we are in fact trying to conceive! I decided that I'd answer a couple questions I get asked the most regarding TTC.

1. When you find out that you are pregnant, how long will you wait until you tell anyone?
I would like to wait until we are out of the first trimester at least. Since I had a miscarriage, I don't want to put my family through that heartbreak again. Even though I was assured that I did nothing to cause my miscarriage, I still felt so much guilt. So yes, when I do get pregnant, I am going to wait a little longer before we announce.

What happens if you don't get pregnant?
Yes, people do actually ask this... If we never get pregnant again, I think we would eventually start looking at adoption. That is a long ways down the road, we have only been try for 8 months! 

How do you handle seeing negative pregnancy tests month after month?

I always tell myself, when it is meant for us to be parents, that is when it will happen. Our Journey is all in God's hands. He is always in control. I pray a lot and I try to not talk myself into thinking I am pregnant before I test so that way my hopes aren't high. PMS symptoms are very similar to pregnancy symptoms so it is easy to convince yourself you're pregnant when you're not.



Car Business Stories? What do you think?

I have worked as a Business Development Agent for over three years for Mclarty Daniel in Bentonville. (Come see us! lol). I know a lot of my coworkers read my blog, hi MD fam!!! My job is not to sell the cars but to sell our dealership to our customers who are shopping online and over the phone. It might look easy, and sometimes it is, but when 5 other dealerships are getting the same lead and calling the same customer, things get a little competitive, I LOVE IT! Also, don't be afraid of car salesmen. They don't get an hourly wage, so if they come off as a little pushy, that's because they're trying to support their families just like you are! 



Being a woman in the car business can be very challenging. I have put myself in a position where I work around people with all sorts of personalities but I don't think I'd pick another career if I had the opportunity! They've also taught me a lot about myself and life in general. I probably wouldn't be as successful as I am if it wasn't for my co-workers and my Managers for teaching me the ropes of sales. You really have to learn not to take everything that people say or do to heart in this type of business.

 I have a lot of stories about the car business and I have been thinking about writing about them monthly. What do you think? Let me know! 



So if you are not a personal friend of mine on Facebook you don't know that my husband has an opportunity to work with the Arkansas CW! Being the entrepreneur that he is, he believes this will lead to great business contacts and would be a great experience! So please go vote for him!



I believe that's all I want to share with you guys for my Hello September update. Thank you for reading and don't forget to stalk me on social media!



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