Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Let's Get Acquainted Linky!!

Scentsy Time...

Scentsy is doing GREAT stuff again... For the month of April, they offering any host that reaches $150 or more on a party a chance to buy bricks...you read that right, BRICKS...they are back for hostess only and ONLY for the month of April. 
The college warmers are still on sale, but for the month of March ONLY and you better get them while they last....there are several schools that have already been sold out for the special discounted price. Contact me for a full list of discontinued warmers. 
Finally, if you would like to join my email list, please leave me a message with your email address and I will add you. Also, please like my Facebook page for the latest Scentsy information!!! 

Oh wow, where do I start...as most of you have learned from reading my blog, I adore my sweet little girl and she always does things that make me laugh. Today was no different. For starters, I am raising my husband's offspring, that is for sure...she LOVES television (this is not me). With that said, she wants to watch her TV all the time, which includes in the car (I know, Mother of the  Year!!!) Anyway, today was no different, we were driving around town and she was watching Lion King. We got home later and were sitting on the bed and she looked at me and licked her thumb and wiped it on my head...it took a few times and me looking at her like she was cray cray, before I realized she was saying, "like Simba, Mama!!!" She was acting out the part in the movie where they wipe the clay across Simba's forhead....hahahaha....she cracks me up....

Now for the linky!!! 

I am joining with Latoya at Flying into First Grade for this fun linky!!! The goal is to get to know other bloggers. This is the first of many more to come and I am supposed to tell you a little about myself using my initials...ALS!!! So, here we go.....


A- I love being artsy and crafty!!! I can stay on Pinterest for hours and never get bored. I am that person that will see something and not spend the money on it because I think I can make it myself...the only problem is, TIME, so things don't usually come to fruition:(

L- Laughing....I love to laugh with my baby girl, husband, sisters, friends...let's face it, anyone!!! Laughing is medicine for the soul. If I am in a bad mood, all I have to do is laugh and things are all better. 

S- Scrapbook paper...not just any scrapbook paper, but digital scrapbook paper, ok, ok, ok, I like any kind of scrapbook paper. The kicker is that I don't scrapbook, I mean I have a lot of tools to scrapbook with, but I don't scrapbook. I am more of what you would call a collector:) 

Leave me a voicemail, I would love to hear from you!!! I hope you all have a lovely day and until we chat again, make every moment lovely!!!!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Five for Friday Linky, spring break, and more!!!

I'm posting early today since I am home with the little one...I'll start with the Five for Friday Linky party from Doodlebug Teaching! It was a crazy week before spring break.

1. We had benchmarks on Tuesday and Wednesday...wasn't as great as I had hoped, but we still have a little time to get them there!

2. We are writing writing and writing our hearts out, because when we get back from spring break, we have only 2 weeks until the real writing test...EEKK!!!

3. My baby girl is not feeling well, so I had to pick her up from daycare on the day before spring break starts...bummer

4. I had my post conference this week and it wasn't as bad as I thought...it was actually a very pleasant conversation, my scores were not what I had hoped, but I understand why they were what they were...it was a boring revising and editing lesson/boot camp...oh well, I'm not going to let it define my teaching abilities!

5. It's spring break....finally, I am supre pumped about this. I have needed this week since Christmas...hahahahaha!! I hope it is as relaxing as I have hoped!!!

Well, as I mentioned earlier my sweet little lovebug is not feeling well:( She made it until 9am at her school, then I had to pick her up. She has been laying next to me since we got home.
I didn't get to post last night, but yesterday she made the sweetest comment to me that I just have to share. We were getting ready to go to school and I had put her in her daddy's truck and kissed her goodbye, I then leaned in to kiss her daddy and was walking off, when she screamed out, "wait mama!!" I turned around and came back and she proceeded to say, "give me a kiss mama!!" It just made my day!.

Scentsy time!!!
Today is fragrance friday!!!
If you have not had the chance to try one of Scentsy's newest scents, Jet, Set, Go...spring break is the perfect time!!! Jet. Set, Go is a combination of Brazilian orange, jungle papaya  and island vanilla. It is such a great scent and I think all of you will enjoy it!! Also, for the month of March ONLY and while supplies lasts, the college warmers are 40% off...this is spectacular!!! Visit my website to place your order today and don't forget to like my page on Facebook to stay up to date on all things Scentsy!!!

I hope you all have a lovely start to your spring break and until we chat again....make every moment lovely!!!


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Benchmarks and a linky!

Well, the benchmark was......HARD!!! There was so much on it that my sweet little babies struggled with and they were sooooooo upset because they couldn't get it. I hate when that happens. Tomorrow will be day 2 of benchmark testing and we will be taking the reading test....oooohhhhhh I really hope it goes better than today:) Oh my gosh....I have 3 more days until spring break and I can hardly wait!! I just found out tonight that my best friend is coming to visit me for a couple of days and she is bringing her two girls....it is going to be so much fun!!

I have linked up with 1...2...3...Teach With Me for a cool Facebook linky. I know mine is not an educational Facebook,  but my blog is a little of everything too, so I sure hope it is ok that I added my Facebook!

I know I've said it before, but I really mean it...I absolutely love this child. Today we were leaving Sam's and she was hugging me and kissing my cheek and the she said, "I love you Mama all the time!!" I know this sounds so minuscule to some, but it NEVER gets old. I will be glad one day that I blogged about this because I am sure that one day she will not be interested in loving me or at least saying she does. So, I will hold on to this lovely moment forever.

Scentsy Time....
You better get your college warmers while you can!! I also invite all of you to join my facebook page- Abby Saunders-Scentsy Family Independent Consultant and view the video for the new limited edition buddies. They are super duper cute!!! I think I need to get one of each! If you are interested in ordering Scentsy, please visit my website and join the March Online Party!

I hope you all have a lovely day tomorrow and until we chat again...make every moment lovely!!!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Monday...ugh and Currently!!

Today was a tough Monday, but it ended up lovely!!!
My kids were in rare form (I say that, but it was a normal, crazy Monday). I can tell though, that we are one week away from Spring break! Tomorrow we have out math benchmark and Wednesday we have our reading, so I reviewed practically all day today...I hope they were able to get something out of it! I guess tomorrow will tell!

"Ava" ism...
My husband bought Ava a t-ball set tonight and they decided to play after dinner....that child is soooo funny! I got some video of her making me hit the ball and her saying, "swing batter batter batter" Never a dull moment with this little lovebug! After t-ball, she had a bath and then came to watch a little tv. She must have gotten bored with that because she then started having a conversation with herself (one of my most favorite things to listen to). After she was finished with that, she decided to talk to Gus, too bad he will not give her the time of day. Maybe one day he will....

Scentsy time!!!
I am having a spring/summer open house on March 24!!! I really would love to have as many people there as I can!!! If you want to come, please contact me and I will get an invitation to you. If you can't make it, please visit my website and join the March Online Party. Remember the college warmers are still 40% off, but they are going fast...hurry and get yours before they are gone!!
Today is Monday Mixer....The French Martini
1 cube Sunkissed Citrus
1 cube Black Raspberry Vanilla
Tell me what you think!!!

Oh yeah, I almost forgot...Currently!! Head on over and hook up with Farley's March Currently

I hope you all have a lovely day tomorrow and until we chat again....make every moment lovely!!!


Sunday, March 3, 2013

Sunday Funday!!!

This weekend was GREAT...we ended up visiting in-laws in San Antonio! After the looooonnnnggg week I had, it was a much needed get away (and it was topped off by a trip to Smitty's BBQ in Lockhart...now that makes my heart sing.) I am now gearing up for the last week before spring break...can I get a WHOOP???? I can hardly wait for a week off!! This week we have benchmarks on Tuesday (math) and Wednesday (reading). I sure hope my kids shine, I desperately NEED them to do GREAT!!!! I need to think of a fun thing for my kids to do over spring break to document their week...any ideas???? Oh my gosh....I am so excited, I won for the first time ever in a blogging giveaway and it is one of my favorite blogs...even better. Thank you to Tonya for the awesome products, you are AMAZING!!!


Ava is so blessed to have such AMAZING grandparents that love her more than anything. She was so lucky to get to see both sets this weekend and was sad when she had to say her goodbyes:( It seems to get harder and harder each time for all of us. We hit a mile stone this weekend with Ava, her first haircut...EVER! it was just a trim, but it's a start (Daddy is not a big fan of cutter her hair, I don't get it, but oh well)

Sweet girl and her first haircut!!! 

I watched this Sweet video today before I left my in-laws and had a cry fest back in the room by myself. It really got me thinking just how much I take for granted with my sweet lovely child. You see, I have a terrible memory, which is the main reason I decided to change this blog to an everything blog. My Ava has started saying and doing some of the funniest things and I knew that I would forget, if I didn't document. I knew I would never get out or even keep up with a journal, so I figured blogging was the best route for me. Watching this video really brought things into perspective for me...bottom line, I need to remember and make time for everything that Ava is. She is the light of my life and I need to embrace her and hold on tight through this journey we have begun. I just hope I don't forget the most important and ordinary things about her. If anybody is actually reading this, please just enjoy the "ordinary" days that are actually extraordinary!!!

Scentsy time...
Oh my gosh, there is so much going on with Scentsy right now!! For starters, they have finally revealed the brand new Spring/Summer catalog...and it is FANTASTIC!!! Also, just Saturday, they announced that all campus warmers were 40% off...this is unheard of!!! The warmer of the month is cute and perfect for the gardner and I love the scent of the month, Hello Yellow!!! If you are wanting a FREE sample, please contact me and I will get one out ASAP!!! I have 2 basket parties ready to ship out and if you are the first to contact me, I will give you an extra hostess gift!!! I am also having a Scentsy Spring/ Summer Open House on Sunday, March 24. I would love to see you there. If  you can't make it, please join my party (March Online Party) on my website, Abby Saunders.
Finally, please "like" my facebook page, Abby Saunders-Scentsy Family Independent Consultant, follow me on Instagram- abbylane8, and follow me on Twitter-AbbySaunders1. I look forward to hooking up with all of you!!!

I hope you all have a LOVELY Monday and until we chat again...