Saturday, June 30, 2012

Blog Angel Reveal Link Up

I've been the secret Blog Angel to the lovely Jill of "I Know The Plans I Have For You"

I'm really glad I was assigned a blog that I had never read before! It was so much fun getting to know her "secretly" and learn about her cute family. She does awesome tutorials and giveaways too!

Once I dove into her blog I had a really hard time deciding what I could do to help her. Let's face it, her blog is way more established and popular than mine so I needed to take a few tips from her! 

I chose to leave a random comment here and there and to secretly broadcast her upcoming giveaways. I also asked Rosie for her home address so I could send her a surprise card. I don't know about you, but with a world consumed with all things electronic, a piece of snail mail is gold!

I was so excited when she blogged about reciving the card! 

This whole thing was a lot more difficult than I thought. There were so many times I wanted to just come out and ask her if there was anything I could help her with and just blow my cover. Hopefully the little things helped to brighten her day!

I suggest everyone follow Jill and get to know her. She's a sweet lady!

Birthday Recap

Wednesday: I woke up still feeling sick so we took it pretty easy. Not 2 minutes after opening my eyes I was greeted by husband and puppy and a pile of presents in bed. Tim gave me a lot of amazing things! After getting ready my family came over and I got even more amazing gifts and we all went to lunch.  We came home to our two mint chip ice cream cakes (I guess I shouldn't have bought myself one :x ) and played with my stuff. 

I made these party hats just so we could take one decent picture. Linus was being pretty difficult so every picture it looks like we are strangling him.

My sister made this cute Instagram collage for me

This year I got the perfect combination of practical gifts to help me with Doe Eyed Dear ,like an awesome craft desk and a little photo shoot studio with backdrops and lights, and toys.

Yes, toys! Ever since I saw Sophie the Giraffe I've wanted her. Who cares if she's a babys chew toy!? I think its the most adorable thing ever and Tim bought her for me! 

And, are you ready for this?

My parents and my sister went in together and bought me a BLYTHE DOLL! Eeek!!! I still can't believe I own one. I pretty much spent the rest of the day looking at her and googling how to customize her! I cant wait to start!

(And yeah, thats a mannequin head in the background)

Thursday was Tim's birthday so I decided to bring him his presents in bed too! After opening gifts we  decided to go hit some balls at the driving range 

Then we went to Yardhouse for lunch where he had this ridiculously tall beer and was a happy camper. After a little nap and some more ice cream cake he decided that he LOVES golf and we went to another driving range!

I'm not gonna lie, I'm pretty impressed with this driving skills. I'm a pretty good instructor :)
His last request for the day was sushi and who am I to say no to the birthday boy!?
I actually found a roll that I liked!!! Cross that off my 30 by 30 list!

We had a great two days and the celebration continues Monday when we go to Glen Ivy Hot Springs!

Friday, June 29, 2012


Well, our birthdays are over but we're still going strong. We got a late start due to this stupid sinus infection! The birthday post will have to wait till next week. I just wanted to thank all of you for your lovely comments and birthday wishes. You guys are amazing!

Just a reminder that the giveaway ends tomorrow!!!!

And if you are interested in sponsoring "Never Really Told You" for $3.00 the deadline is fast approaching!! Just visit the sponsor tab at the top of the page.

Everybody have a great weekend!

Thursday, June 28, 2012


You're the greatest, silliest, hottest husband ever and I love you sooooo much!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Birthday Giveaway!

Tomorrow I turn the big don't even want to think about it!
I enjoy giving gifts just as much as receiving them so I'm offering all of you lovely bloggers the
opportunity to win my very favorite bobbies from Doe Eyed Dear!

Craze Tuesday: Birthday Wishlist!!!!

BIrthday Wishlist


Monday, June 25, 2012

Early Birthday Present!

 Best early present ever!!!! We've been thinking about trading my car in for a "family" car ** I'm not preggo!" ** and after some looking and test driving we decided on the 2013 Ford Explorer. Saturday morning we went to the dealership and came home sans Jetta but with this beautiful car!!
I'm in love!

We've already customized our desktop :)

Unfortunately the only time I've driven it was to the doctors, but once I'm over this lame sinus infection I'm gonna be driving all over town! 


If you're interested in sponsoring "I Never Really Told You", I've added a Sponsor tab at the top of the blog where you can purchase your July space. Each sponsorship includes a feature post for your blog or shop.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

My Cup of Tea Sunday: It's My Party

It's My Party

                B I R T H D A Y  C O U N T D O W N:

3 Days.

Saturday, June 23, 2012


This is what my weekend looks like.  Apparently we are just going to pass it around the house.
Boo! Just hoping I get better by Monday to start our Birthday week festivities!!

B I R T H D A Y  C O U N T D O W N:

4 Days.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Calling All July Sponsors!!!

Well guys, the time has come....Starting next month I have to start limiting the sponsors located on my sidebar. I never thought the day would come but the blogging world is full of so many sweet, supportive ladies and I'm overwhelmed by the awesome response I've been getting lately.

It's getting to the point now where I am running out of room on my sidebar to share all of your wonderful blogs and I've even had to turn away some of those who have wanted to sponsor me. To organize all the links to your blogs, all of my current sponsors and ad-swaps will be moved to a new page on my blog dedicated to all of you who have supported me. 

Those of you who would like to sponsor me and have your blog featured on the sidebar, Linus has a good deal for you:

What does this mean?

 Each month there will be a limited amount of spaces available on my sidebar and they will cost $3.00 each. I know it's a random amount but I'm a little random :)

With your paid spot you will get:
- Your blog linked on the sidebar of my blog (immediately visible to everyone who visits this site)
- A featured post during that month.
- The opportunity to do a guest post and/or giveaway if you'd like.

Don't want to pay $3? That's okay! I still want to stick with all of the lovely sponsors that have supported me through the last couple months so I will have a dedicated page for the blogs I love and that will be free. If you're interested in doing a swap, that's where I will advertise your button.

Here are some of my stats:

-Average of 100-150 page views per day
-Average of 3000-3200 page views per month
-I advertise on FB and Twitter
-I love to support fellow bloggers and will do my best to get your blog noticed and find you new
friends in the community!

*I have 10 spots open for the month of July*

Spots are available on a first come first serve basis and will cost $3.00.

Email me at if you're interested!

Remember, I still want to do free ad swaps, your button will just be on a separate page.

Thanks again for all of your support and friendships!!!

Girls Day: Glen Ivy Hot Springs

Last week Mom, Devon, and I went to Glen Ivy Hot Springs for a day of relaxation.
We had all day access to mineral pools, lounge pools, spas, saunas, steam rooms, and the best part you ask? A MUD BATH!!!


So the mud bath consisted of wading into muddy water and grabbing globs of mud to rub on yourself. After you were covered you let it dry in the sun till your body felt like it was cracking then rinse off in the shower.

Devon brought her underwater camera and I could not take a decent picture to save my life!

I highly recommend this place if you're ever in Southern California! Tim and I are planning to go for our birthdays next week.