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Best talk show entrance ever!

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I was going to try to keep this on the down low but I’m so excited as well as very nervous and anxious. It’s difficult to keep this quiet for the next few months since I love to overshare… for better or worse.

If all goes well this time around, the hummingbird is going to be a big sister. Fingers and toes crossed! 

We were planning on waiting to try again early next year but my birth control pill had another fail. Whoops! I was taking it every day at the same time every night. Didn’t miss once… that I know of.

For the people I know in real life who read my blog, I would greatly appreciate it if you could keep this quiet for now. Mwah!

But I wanted to share this news with all of you who have been such wonderful support since the loss I had in July and beyond. I sincerely mean it and thank you all. You’ve all been so kind and absolute sweethearts.

Love ya! xoxo

My collection since I'm still in disbelief. lol

My collection since I’m still in disbelief. lol

*Love Song

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The morning wood attachment knocks this out of the park.

This was tweeted to me by @drakechicken, courtesy of  @Wreaking_Havoc_. It’s one of the most awesome things I’ve seen in awhile.

I especially love the “morning wood” attachment. It would look like Edward Scissorhands had been around after I was done with this pillow.


I would take my Ryan Gosling husband pillow EVERYWHERE. Could you imagine being at a stoplight and seeing this thing in the passenger seat of a car? Or stuffed in a shopping cart at the grocery store? Maybe in a movie theater seat for date night?

Please, someone get to making this dream a reality!!

Pure Awesomeness!


*Of Monsters And Men – Little Talks

**Eye candy alert. I still can’t get over how hot Josh Duhamel is in person. I’m mentioning him, seemingly out of the blue, because he acknowledged me on Twitter the other night and it made me all goofy for a bit. Where’s his pillow with morning wood?!

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Out of the loop.

Water Bear

Water Bear

I used to pride myself on being the queen of useless information, even after the little hummingbird was born. Now, I seem to be the last to know about things and kind of miss her floppy, I can’t hold up my head, baby days.

The hummingbird is full of zoom and will be 4 next month… excuse me… “WHY?! Sweet Baby Jeebus, WHY?!”


So, I give you my out of the loop news. It’s shit that I had no idea about until way after it happened. Translation…. could be a few days later or years later.

First up… my new girl crush, Angelica Duria. If only news weather people could be this awesome.

I completely missed this video that went viral of a guy pushing his girlfriend off of a cliff. “I’m breaking up with you!!!” (More of the story is here.)

I came across a water bear on Pinterest. I’ve never heard of it before but now find them to be very odd and cool. These moss eating water bears can live in a dehydrated state for years. Tardigrades: Water Bears!

Have you come across any news (strange, funny, celebrity, science, quirky, etc.) you’d like to share? Email me at elle dot mommyhood at gmail dot com.

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Blog Love: 1st Edition

blog-love1I wanted to try something new and a few times a month, do a post and give some blog love to others. I always love finding and reading blogs so if you want yours included or really enjoy reading a particular blog and want it added, drop me an email at elle dot mommyhood at gmail dot com.

My Screaming Diary: Check out When You Stop Changing and Zip The Lip. @FahrinK

A Day In The Life: I love Monica and you will too! Check out If A Wild Turkey Tries To Hit Your Yukon, Karma Might Be Trying To Get Ya.

The What Blog: This blog is so great and they debate on different topics. Check out Should Women Be Included In The Military Draft? and Should Kids Be Required To Wear School Uniforms? They also have a Free Debate Friday. @TheWhatBlogftw

Bring Me Death… Or A Sandwich: Check out Hey Roomie!… David and his wife are expecting a second baby any day now. Also check out Sleeping Like A Dad@thedavidcmurphy

The Cubicle Views: Although I don’t work in an office, I have in the past (never lasted long… at all, or I would get fired) and love reading this blog about cube life. Check out It’s Not A Purse, It’s A Satchel…Umm Briefcase? @CubicleViews

Poop On My Hands: This new blog is a must read. My 6 year-old Threw Out The F-Bomb and I Can’t Believe I Want A Minivan, aka “Swagger Wagon”. @PoopOnMyHands

Joy And Woe: I love this post… 15 Things Presently Annoying My Toddler. @joyandwoe

What The Flicka?: Of course I can’t forget WTFlicka. Check out Felicity’s post, Peeing In My Pants And Learning Spanish. And in case you missed it, a post I did that your skin will love, Cocoa Butter Lotion Bars. @WhatTheFlicka

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I Left My Heart In Seattle


*I almost pulled this post down because I didn’t like the way it worked out but it stays. I’ll go and drink a bottle of shut the fuck up now and let you read it.  :^)

A while back, I asked you to give me some writing prompt suggestions and one of them was what has been my favorite and worst place to live. That’s a very easy one.

I feel weird telling you about my least favorite, especially if you live there but that would be Ft. Worth, TX. My in-laws live in the Dallas area so you can only imagine how awful that was with them being so close.

My favorite place, hands down, is SEATTLE!!!!! I LOVE the Pacific Northwest and have been homesick for it for years now. We lived there for about a year and a half, years ago but I miss it every day.

I’ve had some ask me what is it about Seattle that I like so much and I usually say it was everything. It just had the perfect combination of quirky, beauty, nature, entertainment, food, and everything else I ever wanted when it comes to where I want to live.

seattle3With my husband being in the military, we’ve lived many places and I will always be a California girl but when we moved to Seattle, it was the first time I really felt like I was home. May sound cheesy but it felt like the energy there along with mine really complimented each other.

Living there brought out the best of me. The me I know was hiding inside for years. I’m so horribly shy in real life but I even got the balls to study theater while living there. That and writing have always been my true loves.

My husband was gone for a HUGE part of the time that we lived there but I really flourished while living in Seattle, being mostly on my own. Just a few weeks after moving there, my hubby went on deployment and it was really hard to be in an unknown place by myself so soon but then I discovered one of the most awesome things a few days later.


I had such a love affair with Seattle the whole time I was there. I plan on moving there and making it our permanent home once the hubby gets out of the Navy in 3 or so years and I’m so excited.

I could still see possibly staying in Northern California but moving back to Seattle has been in my mind from the day we had to move from there.

In case you’re curious, I really don’t think it rains as much there as people think. I actually found it comforting and thought Seattle was one of the most active cities that I’ve ever lived in.

seattle2My MIL knows how much I love it there so seeing how tactful she is…*snort*… she can always find something wrong with our plans to move back there for good. And of course it’s my fault that my husband also loves it there as much as I do. She thinks it’s all my fault that he doesn’t want to move back near them in Texas and has told me in so many words.

So, in case I didn’t already make it clear HA, I had such a love affair with Seattle and it’s the only place in the whole world that I want to live. Well there and Ireland, but Ireland is a whole other story.

What’s your dream place to live?

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Safe Haven

sparks33In case you need a reminder, Safe Haven is being released this week. I’ll be honest, I’m not really a chick flick kind of girl. Except for The Notebook… because of Ryan Gosling. I mean HELLO, Ryan! Yeah, my favorite Nicholas Sparks movie…. EVER.

In August, Relativity Media and Universal sent me to Southport, North Carolina to do a set visit and interview author Nicholas Sparks. I also met Josh Duhamel (hotter in person which doesn’t seem possible), and Julianne Hough (who is such a cutie).

It was my first time doing anything like this and I never would have dreamed that this was reality. It just blew my mind. Even though this isn’t my type of movie, I’m so going to see it. With the different shooting locations I saw, I just have to see it on the big screen.

But oh my, Josh. I can’t stress enough just how gorgeous this man is in person. He seemed like a kid at heart and us ladies that were there sure did enjoy the time with him.


Nope, I’m not in the below pic…. have to maintain my “secret identity”. But wow, being around him made me giddy and blush like crazy. I was a very happy girl.

joshduhamel2The ladies at Relativity Media and Universal Studios (Dina, Liz, and Cecilia) were fan-fucking-tastic!

On the second day we were in North Carolina, we were part of a parade they were filming and there was rain… lots of rain, which delayed shooting but was so fun to watch. Example: The yelling lady.

Nicholas Sparks arrived when we were taking a tour of a house that’s in the movie. The guy was so kind and generous. We kicked back in a restaurant and Nicholas sat there eating hush puppies while being interviewed. It seemed surreal.

It could have been the wine I had for dinner because I thought later that night was the highlight of the trip. That night all of us ladies had a wonderful meal. At least I assume so. The wine was a flowin’.

After dinner, Liz was dying for ice cream. The rest of the group got on the waiting bus outside of the restaurant but a handful of us ran after Liz while she speed walked down the street a few blocks to get her vanilla ice cream cone. Some of us, especially me, was in hysterics.

Yes, it was the wine!!

I especially want to thank Dina for being so sweet and such a wonderful and very fun lady. And also for sending me to LA in December for the press junket for This Is 40. Thanks, Dina!

So, while I’m not a chick flick kind of girl, I’m known to watch them from time to time and I am definitely going to see Safe Haven when it comes out on Valentine’s Day.

Sit and stare at Josh Duhamel for a few hours? I’m in! You can go on over to What The Flicka? if you’d like to read the Q and A with Nicholas Sparks.






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