Back to Work

Hubs is back to work and I am being a big pussy about it. I have been so insanely spoiled having him around so much for the past 2 months. It's sad that he isn't here to keep me company now. I understand now how women that have their husbands home all the time can miss them when they are *just* at work. To those who are having to deal with much more separation: Please don't scorn me. I once was in your shoes and I know it's irritating but leave me be. Please don't come in here and say "at least he isn't deployed" GAH DOES THAT DRIVE ME BATTY. Also, don't say, "be grateful he isn't on a ship and going underway anymore" because that will give me a reason to say "shut up". I am very grateful he isn't on that wretched ship anymore. That doesn't make me miss him any less. I love my husband veryyyy much and any amount of time away from him sucks.

The end.


I have so many words...

But I am speechless. Seriously, a REALITY TV SHOW based on MILITARY WIDOWS? Are these people serious right now? Thank goodness Erika @ chambanachik wasn't. Please go check out her blog post. Don't let these fools get away with this. And always remember...


Rant and rave?

I have been a bad blogger lately and I apologize to my wonderful followers for that. I want to do another giveaway but the last one only got 3 entries so I don't really know if I will do another one any time soon. It was kind of a bit of a let down. Sometimes I don't understand how I have 220 followers and most of the time only get MAYBE 1 comment. I wonder if most of my followers are even on blogger anymore and if they aren't then why in the world doesn't Google get rid of them on the list?

*end rant*

The trip to Indiana was wonderful but we couldn't wait to get home. There was never really a dull moment there and we didn't get much time to ourselves though being around our families for 2 whole weeks was pretty fantastic seeing as we don't get to see them often. The trip home was a lot better then the trip there. It took about 14 1/2 hours instead of the 16 1/2 hours it took to get there. Mocha wasn't as big of a pain in the butt on the trip home but she didn't use the bathroom for 12 hours. We stopped a number of times but she totally refused to go. I don't understand why. I am really thanking God that she didn't get a bladder infection. I was very worried that she might get one because it's really unhealthy for a dog to go that long without peeing. We haven't had any problems with her health lately. I am thanking God for that, too.

The battery in my car started acting up a few days ago but we didn't think anything of it. Thursday, it wouldn't start so yesterday we took the battery to Auto Zone to get it tested and it was fine. They charged it up for us so Ryan put it back in my car and we took the car there so they could test the alternator. When she started the test the battery was at 70% and when she started the test again the battery was at 60% so that told her that the alternator was, indeed, bad. We took it in to Firestone and got it back today, $450 later. Sighhhhh, that car is costing us much more then it should be. It makes me wonder how the previous owner took care of it, if at all.

I think that's pretty much it. I hope everyone is having a fantastic weekend!


Guest post: Sprinkles of my Life

Well, I seriously have been slacking on this guest post and I want to send a tremendous apology out to Lindsey! Without further ado, here is her post!

1) I came to visit and we went out for a night on the town. Where did we go and why?

Girl, we'd dress up all snazzy, get a delicious dinner at Carrabbas and go see the latest movie!=) When the movie ended, we would leave the theatre and go sit on that wooden bench by the large pond which glistened in the moonlight. I'd buy us both an ice cream sundae, and we would talk girl-talk, exchanging smiles and laughter here and there. Background music would be playing, the large shimmery fountain in the pond would be flowing, and colorful lights would be twinkling everywhere. Why, u ask? Well why not?! :D

2) Coffee, tea or neither? Why?

Sweet tea all the way baby!! <3 It's amazing and so delish. 

3) What made you start blogging and is that still the reason you blog today?

To tell u the truth, I JUST started blogging about a week ago!!! I was inspired by a lot of other blogs that I had been following, and I wanted to make one for myself. It's small right now, but I have big dreams. <3

4) What does your blog focus on?

Things that are happening in my everyday life...including lots of pictures!! I am a photography nut, and proud of it. :D If u follow my blog, u will begin to see how much photos mean to me and how often I use them. Right now, I'm attempting a 30 Day Photo Challenge.(: Come on! Check it out!

5) Using the title of a movie, describe your life!

Hmm...I know a lot of movies, but one with a title describing my life?! Ahh...this one works - The Sound of Music. Singing is my life. It's what I do best. I'm heard singing quite often, and I am always involved with theatre. So if u are around me, you will undoubtedly hear The Sound of Music. :)

Hey! I'm Lindsey. :) I write over at sprinklesofmylife1.blogspot.com. I'm a mac and cheese lover, a passionate singer, the girl with the photographer's eye, an old fashioned chick aka one who LOVES writing and receiving snail mail, a Disney movie fan, and a disciple of Jesus Christ. <3 He is my one, true and perfect Love. 

*Insert pic of myself here*

I would be delighted, my lovelies, if you would stop by my blog and follow me!=D



My Memories giveaway WINNER!!!

Random.org has chosen a winner and that is *drumroll* TIA!!!

Congrats to Tia for winning!

I will email you details :)



I know, I'm crazy. But, I am soo happy to be here! The drive here was pretty hellish. A trip that usually takes 13-14 hours took 16+ because our crazy dog wouldn't use the bathroom. She didn't pee until 8+ hours into the trip when she really couldn't handle it anymore (at a rest stop, thank God. I was very worried that she would pee in my car). By the time we got here I felt like nothing short of a zombie. I could hardly keep my eyes open and my head up but we managed to stay awake for another hour or 2 before crashing.

For the first 2 days Ryans parents dog (Toby) didn't seem to like Mocha but he got over that and now they play until Toby doesn't want to anymore. Mocha would play all day, every day if she was given the chance to, lol.

Our trip has been great except for the fact that Ryans uncle (who was battling cancer) passed away on his moms birthday. I felt awful for her and I still do. The funeral is tomorrow and I hope we are able to keep her as much at peace as possible. Ryan seems to be holding up okay though he got choked up a little when we went to the viewing today.

It has been a wonderful visit with his family but I can't wait to see my family.

To top it all off, Ryan has been home day in and day out this whole time and we aren't getting sick of each other! Yayayayayayayayayyyyyy!

That is all.


My Memories Giveaway!

(I decided to start over since I didn't have things squared away because of traveling.)

It has come time for me to do the My Memories giveaway! My Memories Suite is digital scrapbooking but it's also SO MUCH MORE! I am so excited to have the opportunity to give this away to one of my lucky readers! Here are a few things I made with the software!

The first thing as you can see is a collage showing off my favorite things! The green drink is wine (it was St Pattys day so I added food coloring, lol)
 I made this for fun!
 And this is my Facebook Timeline Cover!

So as you can see, it doesn't have to be digital scrapbooking BUT their digital scrapbooking stuff is really awesome!
As a special for all of my readers, My Memories gave me my very own Share the Memories code that provides a $10 discount off the purchase of the My Memories Suite Scrapbook software and a $10 coupon for the MyMemories.com store - $20 value!

Good luck everyone!!!

These are mandatory: (all comments need to be seperate!)
1) Follow me via GFC (Google Friend Connect) and leave your name in the comments area!
2) Visit http://www.mymemories.com/store/category_search?search[category]=72 and tell me which digital scrapbooking kit is your favorite in the comments.

For extra entries:
3) Follow me on Twitter @DawsonsPrincess and leave your twitter handle in the comments
4) Tweet about the giveaway and tag @DawsonsPrincess and @MyMemoriesSuite and comment saying you did so.
5) Like https://www.facebook.com/pages/My-Life-as-a-Sailors-Princess/121320551255750 and leave your facebook name in the comments.
6) Follow my nailventures @ www.nonakednailsallowed.blogspot.com and leave your GFC name in the comments.