Chromebook 3G Giveaway!!

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Welcome to the Chromebook Giveaway!

How awesome would it be to *WIN* a brand new Chromebook 3G? Well thanks to Rocking with a Little Princess, and a team of other awesome bloggers, you can!!

Organized by: Mom to Bed by 8 & Hosted by: Coupon Queen of Texas, Mommy May We?, MomStart, Mice In The Kitchen, Stay a Stay at Home Mom and Tech and Gadget News.

For Everyone. The Samsung Chromebook 3G is a computer that helps you get everyday things done faster and easier. It starts in seconds, has virus protection built-in, and runs your favorite Google apps plus thousands more. The Chromebook comes with leading Google products, like Search, Gmail, YouTube and Hangouts, so you can work, play, and do whatever you want, right out of the box.

You can easily share it with multiple people; switching accounts takes seconds, and everyone gets their own files, apps and settings. And it’s simple to use. There’s no setup, and your files are automatically backed up in the cloud. At just 2.4 pounds, 0.7 inches thin, and with over 6.5 hours of battery life, the Samsung Chromebook can go anywhere you go. It’s built to stay cool, so it doesn’t need a fan and runs silently. It also includes 100GB of free Google Drive storage (for 2 years), a built-in webcam, and dual band Wi-Fi to make it easy to connect to wireless networks.

No more waiting for an affordable laptop. Go Chrome Today!

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One lucky reader will receive a Samsung Chromebook 3G.

Giveaway ends April 10th at 11:59pm, open to US and Canadian residents, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!

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Canon Digital Camera GIVEAWAY!

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I got the internship!!

Hey everyone!! 

 

If you read the post from last week about me being a top 5 finalist to get a blogging internship…and well….I GOT THE JOB! I am beyond excited! This is an opportunity of a lifetime! I hope to learn a lot and be able to get my little blog off the ground and out to the people! I’ve already started writing some posts for her! You can check out her awesome blog HERE. She is extremely talented, and I just hope to soak up a little of that! lol.

 

In other news, my It works! Business is going great! I’ve been in for a little over 2 weeks and I have 5 loyal customers! I’m also in contact with a few businesses that may want to get in on it too! I really hope this takes off for me, it would help our little family out so much!

I also wrapped my first male client the other day, and check out his results:

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Oh yes, check those results out! He lost a total of 5 inches!!

If you want more information on It works! and what it can do for you, check out my website HERE. Or feel free to email me at racheldmorris@gmail.com

This year is already starting out great! I just hope it continues to be that way!! I hope you have a great night 🙂

Making 2013 MY year!

Hello everybody! I hope everyone is having a great start to their New Year, I know I am!

 

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted, I’ll be honest, I have been crazy busy! Let me share some new things with you guys!

 

First! I am an official Stay-at-home-mom! I couldn’t be happier. While, I really miss the gym, and my gym family, I am So happy to be able to spend all my time with my little one before she starts school in the fall. I have been able to get her set on a schedule, I know I know..she is 4, she should have been on one, but she wasn’t so…there..lol! I’ve *almost* got her where she isn’t so scared of the potty! This is a HUGE accomplishment for the both of us, she is SO smart, the fact that she couldn’t get this potty thing down was really driving me nuts!

 

Lets talk now about my weight loss! I have officially made it to a loss of OVER 50 POUNDS!!  It’s really amazing! I never would have thought I could do that in 4 months! I’m still a long way from my goal, but I now KNOW  I can get there! I WON the Santa Slim Down contest at my weight loss clinic! 

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I also got to be in a COMMERCIAL for  Achieve Medical Weight Loss! I got that roll because I had lost the most weight in the whole place!  I was SO terrified but it was one of the most fun experiences I have ever had, and I’m glad I got to be apart of it! 

If you want, you can check out my commerical!! (Just click the link!)

Hmm..let see what else can I share with you guys? Oh! How about this good luck streak I’ve been on!? I am a huge fan of reading other blogs, and my favorite kind of blogs are deal blogs, because sister is trying to save some money if you know what I’m saying! 

I enter quite a few giveaways that they have on my favorite blogs, and I’m pretty good at winning them! during the holiday season I won a $400 amazon gift card, a box of clothes for Jaiden, a $20 amazon giftcard, a $50 gas card, an ipad case, and nail polish!! Not to bad eh?

I would also love to share a new business adventure I have just gotten into! It’s called It Works! I had wanted to try their body wraps forever, and I finally got a chance to try them and WOW, I am impressed! Let me show you what I mean:

wrapWhy yes….I love this product so much, that I put up a picture of my own stomach to prove to you how awesome these wraps really are!!

I think I could do great things in the company, and I am determined to make sure that I do well for myself in 2013. Want to learn more? Want to join me in my journey? the just click HERE  to check out my website! Once there you can learn all about what got me excited to be apart of this company, and what I can offer you!!

 

Now that I’m done with the shameless plugging, I would like to talk about something else exciting that could be happening in my life soon!

I am a TOP 5 FINALIST competing to get a PAID INTERNSHIP with one of the top deal bloggers out there!! I have followed this blog for about a year, and she is VERY inspiring, and I can’t believe that I may have the chance to learn from her! Sure the money is nice, but the knowledge I will gain from her is worth way more then any amount of money! So I am sitting anxiously awaiting her to contact me for our interview! I hope I can impress her, and let her know how much this would change my life!

So that is what’s been going on in my life, It’s going to be a great year..I can feel it!!

 

Love, weightloss, and heartache

Today I would like to talk about 3 things, I will start with the good stuff first:

 

 

Yesterday was my 2 year wedding anniversary. 🙂 I worked really hard to get and keep my husband, so my wedding day was one of the happiest days of my life. (As it should be lol) 

My husband is not a romantic person, never has been, but on our wedding day, he chose to wrote his own vows, it was the cutest thing ever! Yesterday he pulled another one on me. He works nights, so we don’t usually get to spend holidays (unless he is off work) or birthdays together. Yesterday, like any other day he got ready to go to work, and left. About 15 mins later he walks back through the door with a dozen roses and says “Oh I forgot, I’m not going to work today, I took the day off weeks ago” How cute is that!? I love that man despite all of our differences, and trust me, there are plenty! We have different religious beliefs, political beliefs, music and movie tastes, and I wouldn’t have him any other way ❤

 

For our anniversary Brandon told me that I could have $100 extra to spend on Black Friday as long as I spent it on myself. Let me tell you…he could not have picked a better present. I am a HUGE Black Friday shopper. Oh yes, I am one of “those people” that will knock you over to get to that last tickle me elmo. I have an App on my phone that will alert me when ads get leaked, I print out maps, get together a team of helpers (which include my mother, bestfriend, and mother in law) and I plan out my trip a week in advance. I shop from usually 6 pm thanksgiving night until about 9 am Black Friday. 

With my new weightloss adventure I figure I can pretty much eat what I want on Thanksgiving because I will easily work it off that night/next morning. So that’s a plus right!?

 

Speaking of weightloss, I’ve hit another milestone! I’ve officially lost  30 lbs! 30 lbs since September! I didn’t think it was possible lol. I feel SO much better, I don’t get winded walking up the stairs, I can walk around the mall without having to take a break! All my clothes are falling off of me! Which is a blessing and a curse, it’s a great feeling, until I’m walking around work pulling up my pants every 3 mins lol! I don’t want to buy more clothes while I’m still losing weight, seems like a waste of money. Thankfully my mother-in-law is my weightloss partner and started out a bit smaller then me, so she’s given me some of her jeans that don’t fit anymore, but even those are falling off! 

 

Well, now that we have talked about the good things in my life, lets move on to the bad ones 😦

 

My daughter is extremely smart. She is 4 1/2 years old and can read! (She actually just looked over my shoulder and asked who I was telling she can read LOL) 

 But there is 1 thing that really bothers me. She flat refuses to poop in the potty. I mean, REFUSES. She has no problem peeing in the potty, and has been doing that for a year. 

I know people are like “oh she will go when she is ready, don’t push her” I don’t see how other parents deal with it. I don’t see how she can read, but won’t poop in the toilet.  And let me tell you, we have tried EVERYTHING. and I mean that. we did the potty chart, the rewards, praise, taking away pull ups. We even went as far as to making her sit on the toilet until she had to go. That worked for awhile, but for the last 2 weeks, not even that has worked. She sat on the toilet for 3 HOURS last week, and just wouldn’t do it. I know she needed to, she had done so in her underwear. She sat in that bathroom and cried, screamed, begged, and said really mean things like she didn’t want me to be her mommy anymore and wanted to move out.

 

I’m worried about her health, it’s been a week since she has had a full movement. We have tried miralax, mineral oil, and a strait laxative, nothing yet. we have taken her to a doctor who just said she had constipation, and eventually she will go. When!? Am I overreacting on this? 

 

I am at the end of my rope with this, last Friday we bought some pull ups and put her in them (because we assumed the medicine would make her have to go) and she hasn’t. Last night my husband noticed she had gone in her pull up a bit and asked her to TRY to go to the bathroom and she through a FIT and refused to do it, so he just tried to wipe her off and put a new pull up on and she ran from him and cried and screamed again.  We had to discipline her and put her to bed. I don’t know what else to do..I’m so worried about not getting this under control and they won’t let her into school, or worse she ends up in the hosp. with something wrong with her intestines or something..

 

My final idea is to simply ignore the subject all together. No praise if she does go to the bathroom, no punishment if she doesn’t Maybe if I make it seem like it isn’t a big deal, just part of life she will just give up and do it. I’ll let you know how that goes..

 

-Rachelle 

Some things you may not know…

About ME! 🙂 

I love reading little secrets and stuff about other people, or just random facts that I don’t know about people, so I thought I would do one for myself, so here are some little fun facts about yours truly!

  • My Middle name is Diana, and was named so because of the Goddess of the Moon!
  • My favorite food of all time is CHEESE! I can eat cheese with everything, expect for cottage cheese, that is disgusting.
  • My natural hair color is BLONDE! Everyone is always super surprised when I tell them this lol, I haven’t had my natural hair color since the 5th grade.

 

Me as a blonde, oh and with my pet pig, named Porkchop lol!

  • And speaking of hair, I graduated from Cosmetology school only to find out…I don’t like doing hair! I love coloring hair, but I hate cutting it, styling it, perming it, or anything else. I just want to color, and ya can’t be a hair stylists with those high demands LOL.

Oh, how damaged my hair was when I was in cosmetology school..lol

 

  • I’m a Medical Assistant, and I love it! I work at an MMA gym right now, where I get to bandage up cuts, mat burns, and tape broken toes lol!
  • I do not have a Favorite movie, but I do have a top 5 which are: Rocky Horror Picture Show, Party Monster, Alpha Dog, Girl, Interrupted, and Queen of the damned.
  • I am a reality TV show JUNKIE! It is my “guilty pleasure” I guess. My favorite TV show of all time is Big Brother. I have watched every season, and last season I even made a “team brenchal” shirt for my 2 favorite players, and wore it in public.

Oh yes, I went there. don’t hate! lol

 

  • I LOVE to read, and always have. My favorite series is by Laurell K. Hamilton and has 21 books in the series, I own every one of them, and have read all of them atleast twice. 

Here are just a few

 

  • I did not see the beach for the first time until 2 years ago, on my honeymoon, to Jamaica, I’m pretty sure no other beach will ever compare to that one.

first time with my toes in the sand!

  • I used to be what we called a “Band-Aid” which is an upgrade to a groupie, for 3 local bands in the area that me and all my friends loved, and we each dated a member of the band atleast once lol!
  • I have 6 tattoos. I got my 1st once when I was 15! It is a 3 moon symbol on the back of my neck, and I passed out while getting it. I also have my daughters initials on my left shoulder, and a home done “Hachet man” on my right, which I will not cover up because of the memories attached to it. I also have a “ghost cat” on my left forarm, which I hate, and will get covered up, and I have Alice from American Mcgee’s Alice (evil alice) on my right forarm, which is a cover up for a HORRIBLE skull and crossbones tattoo I had before hand.  My latest tattoo is also on my right forarm on the other side of my Alice and it is a quote from Alice and the Madness returns that says “The World is not so either/or Alice” and is from the Carpenter. 

It’s no done yet! but I love it already!

  • If you haven’t guessed, we love Alice in Wonderland in this house. It is the theme of my tattoos, my wedding, Jaiden’s 4th birthday, and Jaiden’s Halloween costume. 

Jaiden in Wonderland

 

  • The 3 things I can’t live without, (besides my family or air lol) is my cellphone, eyeliner, and a hair tie! I am constantly on my phone, and never turn in off, my eyes are super small so without eyeliner I look really silly, and my hair is super long, and thick, so I have it up alot. 
  •  I love going to concerts, and have been to probably well over 100. My favorite is a tie between seeing my favorite band of all time (Nine Inch Nails) on halloween night, or a festival me and one of my very best friends went to in ATL that had Godsmack, Cowboy mouth, Traped, Evenessense, and more! I’ve also taken my 4 year old to see 3 concerts already too, Yo Gabba Gabba, Barney, and Disney on Ice!
  • I am an avid giveaway enterer. I love reading mom blogs, and entering contests. and I win! (sometimes) I’ve one $150 cash, a tent, giftcards, food, bows, outfits, ipad stuff, DVDs, blurays, and toys! 
  • I used to be really in the “candy kid” scene, and all the things that went along with it. and I had a blast, and I’m not ashamed of it, I realized it when it became a problem, and I stopped.

In full club kid mode

  • Jaiden was born 12 days early, and at only 5 lbs, because I had a hole in my umbilical chord, she was small, but she was perfect!

My little miracle baby ❤

  • 2 days ago, on Halloween 2012, I was the birthing partner for my best friend, and I got to cut her baby boys umbilical chord, and it was the most beautiful/disgusting thing I have ever done or seen.

Nolan Hale dennis 

10-31-12

10:23 pm

7 lbs 9 oz 20 1/2 inches long 

Perfect ❤

 

 

 

 

Monthly Weigh In and other happenings!

So the question is….

 

How does 21 pounds down look on me!?

 

That’s right! Since 9-29-12 I’ve lost 21 lbs! And not only that…Here are my measurements for the month:

  • Waist- 5 inches lost!
  • Chest- 3 inches lost!
  • Arms-1 inch lost!
  • Hips- 4 inches lost!
  • Thighs-2 inches lost!

In a month! everyone at the clinic was so excited for me! I’m excited for me too lol!

 

I can only go up from here, I have too, and thanks to my clinic, I have Motivation :

 

 

Oh yes. I love money, shots, and apple products. It’s going down! I’m going to work twice as hard this month as i did last month lol! 

 

I’m so glad something has gone right this week. The rest of the week has been HORRIBLE. Let this be a message to anyone that is considering Mirena IUD for birth control..

 

I know that all birth control has side effects, and affects everyone differently, so this is not medical advice, this is just my personal experiences with this “medicine” 

 I got the Mirena in June of 2008. 6 weeks after I had Jaiden. Insertion SUCKED and it hurt, but other then that, the first few months was great! After that it seemed to go downhill. I lost my sex drive almost completely!  For a 20 year old, that is NO fun! I also cried at freaking everything, and I was super annoyed a lot of the time. I was tired, bloated, and moody. After the first year I guess I got “used” to the symptoms, so I didn’t think much about it, and after the first 6 months, I didn’t have a period at all, so that’s a plus. 

 

The next 3 years were more of the same, still no period…until 2 weeks ago, and what a period it was..I almost went to the ER thinking something was really wrong! I took a trip to my GYN and got a pap smear, while getting this my doctor informs me that my cervix was “infected, and irritated”. What does that mean!? Did it growl at you to let you know it was irritated!? I had to wait a freaking WEEK to get the results from my test back, which came back with…nothing. Surprise Surprise. So I then got called in on Tuesday to get an ultrasound, which while I’m getting it the ultrasound tech says “Honey, have you been having a lot of cramping and pain?” Why yes…yes I have…I then ask if something is wrong and she says “Oh Hun, I’m not a doctor, I just take the pictures” then why the hell did you ask me!?

 

After the ultrasound I wait in my doctors office, he comes in and says “Well, your mirena has slipped down out of place, but is stuck on your cervix, we are going to have to take it out right now, go ahead and get changed into a gown” and leaves. What!? It moved?? Great!

 

The doctor comes back in and says “this is probably going to hurt, but try to relax”. Relax? Sureeee. I try to relax as best I can as he RIPS my Mirena out with freaking pliers! taking a chunk of…i don’t know, skin? with it. Oh…my..God..it hurt SO bad. 

After I had quit crying and gotten my clothes back on, he comes back in and tells me the Mirena being out of place could have affected my hormone levels, and I would need to get a blood test, and if the results came back normal I would need to get another form of BC asap so my body wouldn’t go into whats known as “mirena crash”. Lovely.

I go back into the doctor on Friday (yep, 3rd time that week, thanks God my deductible was met eh?) and he tells me that my hormone levels were a little off, but he thought getting a replacement BC in would level them out. I went with the Implanon, which is a little tube that is shoved into your arm. 

 

This is 3 hours after I got the Implanon but in, that band-aid is covering up the incision they cut to put in the tube in. OW! Hopefully  I will have better luck with this. Why can’t they make guys do this!?

 

So that has been my week, I’m determined to have a good weekend to make up for it! Heading to the Pumpkin Patch today, and then to see Paranormal Activity tomorrow! Everyone have a great day!

-Rachelle

So close to 20 ponds!!

I’ve lost 18 pounds in a month!! A month!! That’s crazy to me! Only 2 more little pounds and I’ll be down 20 pounds, and then 30, 60 even! It’s so exciting :).

Moving on to something different, I love my job, I really do. But there is one aspect of my job that makes me want to pull my hair out. And that’s dealing with bratty ass kids that don’t listen. I don’t know why parents let kids act like they live here. (I work at an MMA gym) Some of the students feel like its their right to have me babysit for them while they are in class. Let me assure you this was NOT play with me, but I love my job, so I deal with it.

I have a handful of kids that I have to get onto everytime they come to the gym. Every freaking time. For stupid shit. Like don’t jump on the couch, stop paying in the water, stop hitting people. It’s insane. I will tolerate a little more from the little kids, like 5 and under. The funny thing is, I only have to tell them a few times to stop, it’s the kids that are like 7-12 are the ones I have to bitch at the most.

I’m not one for confrontation but today I had had enough, I waited for the 2 parents of the kids that had not listened to me all day to come out and I pulled them aside and let them have it. I told them if their kids didn’t straiten up, that I would no longer let them stay up in the front anymore. I love the fact that I can make the decision to say that without having to ask anyone for permission, my boss trusts me with everything, so that’s cool 🙂

Now, I know a few people will probably think I’m being a little harsh on the kids and they would be right. *But* this is a business. Even though we are all laid back, and like a family, someone has to be the bad guy, and if that’s me, then so be it. I’m looking at the perspective of a potential student. If I came in do take my tour, and saw all these kids jumping around and hollering I think I would turn myself around and go find me a professional gym to go to. I love my boss, his wife and kids. This is their livelihood, and I want to help them any way I can.

Well, now that I feel like I have complained enough, I’m done lol!

-Rachelle