Blood donation drops 20% during the summer. We don’t have enough As, Bs, ABs and Os. Did you know that every 2 seconds someone is need of a blood transfusion? 1 out of 7 people that enter a hospital needs a transfusion. When Maddie was born, I was almost one of them and it was really scary but made me really thankful for other people that took the time to donate. One donation can help 3 patients!
Once upon a time, long, long, long ago during David’s 2nd deployment I was a scared mom of TWO. I’d just had my 2nd C-Section and given birth to a beautiful little baby girl. Everyone was so pleased to meet this little lady. Her daddy even got the chance to call and check in on us from Afghanistan before going out on an 8-day mission. I was told I’d lost a lot of blood and may need a blood transfusion. At this point, it’s just me & this little lady & I’m trying to not panic. Everyone had left, I couldn’t call & cry to David. I was a mess. Thankfully, I ended up NOT needing the transfusion (phew) and we were fine and dandy, spent an extra day in the hospital and were good to go home. By the time I was able to talk to my husband again, the transfusion was a thing of the past & I’d already almost forgotten all about it.
You can donate every 56 days, up to 6 times a year. Take a step to donate at MissingTypeUS.org.
To this day, it makes me so thankful knowing that there were donations out there to help me in the event that I’d needed it. Blood is always in critical supply but it’s especially needed in the summer when donations typically drop about 20%. Are you a donor? Take a step to donate at MissingTypeUS.org.
It has been such a busy month, that last month of school — all the awards days, feild days, graduation days, etc etc… so busy. BUT that means I’ve put on clothes and taken photos.
Messy mirror pics are just my favorite. Haha. You’ll never know what you’ll catch in the background, I keep it very real life and that’s just more fun for me. More often than not we see the highlight reel of people’s lives on social media and that can SO greatly affect you and make you feel like you’re not good enough. YOU ARE! You only see what THEY WANT YOU TO SEE! So, here’s me and my dirty ass mirror and my messy, lived in pictures. 🙂
This post is sponsored by Cat’s Pride but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
I am teaming up with Cat’s Pride® today to reshare our little cat adoption story and also to encourage you to help animal shelters any way you can. The Litter for Good™ program is a great way to help our animal shelters. For every green jug of the flush able, Fresh & Light® kitty litter, Cat’s Pride® will donate a pound of litter to help out a shelter.
We have had our cat, Mr. Crowley for four years now. We got him from our neighbors after David told me he was looking to get me a kitten, we were on the phone one day while picking up Fin from school and she happened to overhear me and say, “We have one! You can have him!” I asked her if she was serious, she said to let her talk to her husband to make sure he was okay with it, she gave me a big thumbs up over the fence later that evening and the next day we brought him home with us.
The funny thing about this kitty is that the kids and I fed/played with him when he was only 2 weeks old. The neighbors across from us had found them stranded and taken them in (them being him and his sister), they then asked our neighbor to kittysit them for a weekend while they were out of town. The kids had been begging to see them since their friend had been nonstop talking about how cute they were so we finally spent a bit over there just talking about how stinkin’ cute they both were never knowing that a few months later one would belong to each of us. You can read more about the day we got him over here if you’d like.
I can’t believe that it’s been FOUR years now since we’ve added this crazy feline to our little family. I couldn’t imagine life without this one-eyed mess. My mornings would be a lot smoother, I’m sure (no cats there to attack me until I feed him, watch my Instastories -ambernmccain- some time. You’ll see this crazy cat’s ways). Having this cat as our pet has truly been a wonderful experience . . . a wonderful learning experience. Cat’s are picky and can be turds. We’ve tried litter after litter with Crowley and he only likes a certain few. Thankfully, Cat’s Pride® is one of them. I feel great knowing that every time I grab a litter for cat, it’s also helping a shelter in need too. It’s the little things, y’all that make my heart happy and picking a litter that does good things as well as is a really good litter, that’s winning.
Cat’s Pride is committed to always improving our products, and the lives of cats and their people. As part of our Litter for Good program, every time you buy a green jug of Fresh & Light litter, Cat’s Pride will donate a pound of litter to animal welfare organizations across America. It’s not a promotion, it’s an expression of our long-standing commitment to helping animals in need. Go to catspride.com/litterforgood and sign up for the free Cat’s Pride® Club to nominate a shelter to receive litter donation.
We grabbed our lightweight litter from our local Walmart, but you can also shop online as well as locally. Find your idea shopping spot HERE.
This post is sponsored by The Libman Company but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
May is National Pet month and you guys know that we have three pets, two larger dogs and a one-eyed cat.
Ole Bochepus, Missy, and Crowley.
They are messy. They’re messier than the three kids. Missy’s favorite activity is to play in the dirt while waiting for the neighborhood squirrel to arrive for the day. Bo loves to nap in the sun and doesn’t get as messy and Missy, but he loves a good run around the yard and with them big paws, he picks up all the dirt. Cat doesn’t go outside (despite all the several times he’s tried and then freaked himself out once out there), but cats are pretty gross too. Hairballs. . . ugh.
In order to keep up with clean up (which is basically impossible) I grabbed a Libman Wonder Mop from Walmart (the Microfiber GRIPSTRIPS™ sold me in choosing which mop to go with, they lift up to 20% more dirt) put it to the dirty floor test. I also sang into it while dancing around the living room and kitchen, but that’s neither here nor there really. Who doesn’t at some point break out into a little song and/or dance while cleaning?
(Look at his lazy butt sleeping in the background)
The power wringer lets me remove more water from the mop head, no excess water, faster floor drying time and with these fools running around, we can’t be having wet floors for very long. They’ll trip and fall all over the place . . . . or . . . . make it messy again faster than they normally would. It works on all surfaces and when I’m done, I just pop the head into the washing mashion. (It can be washed up to 50 times). That’s so easy! And I’m all about the simple life.
So, if you’re like me… standing in the mop aisle of the store looking at the mops in utter confusion trying to just pick one… pick a Libman Wonder Mop(the green handled one) y’all. I just saved you a lot of time. ha There’s also a coupon for you if you sign up for their newsletter —> Libman Company <----
Hi, friends. I’ve been trying SO hard to keep up with the “what I wore” posts. They’re fun to share and I’ve really been loving them aside from the fact I don’t take enough photos or maybe I don’t have enough variety of clothing… Either way, I’m sharing a few more things I’ve learned along the way about myself and these outfit photos below.
A few things I have learned from putting these monthly outfit posts together:
1. That mirror just stays filthy. Tiny kid hands touch it on repeat or I smear makeup on it accidentally. But I should clean it more often. 2. The background in these pictures sometimes change, but mostly it’s kid school stuff. I’m excited to see the backgrounds once summer is here and those bags & jackets get packed away. 3. I need some new jeans. haha. 4. I am SO ready to bust out summer clothing. Who else is so tired of all of this back & forth weather? Has your weather finally normalled out? We’re going from 50s to 70s to snowing to 70s. It’s completely insane, and completely Colorado like.
Which is your favorite? And, how was your weekend?