Win a new Nikon D800 or Canon 5D Mark III

Snapknot is hosting a giveaway! Enter here to win a brand new Nikon D800 or a Canon 5D Mark III. The contest ends July 16, 2013 at 3:00 am EST. You must be 18 or older to enter, but hey! Why not give it a shot? You could be the owner of a new camera! So go ahead and head on over to enter and see if you are the lucky new owner! (:Image


Positive Energy

What a beautiful morning! Today is the first full day of my week long vacation, and what a gorgeous start to my vacay! I got to sleep in late (yes, sleeping to 6:45 am IS sleeping in for me), I got to snuggle with my little man and handsome hubby (which I rarely get to do because we are always on the go), and I get to admire God’s beautiful masterpiece we call earth! I’d say that is quite an amazing start to my day. Like I’ve said before, I don’t have the best life, in fact it is far from perfect, but you have to learn to dance in the rain and create your own life of sunshine. You have to look at the positives in life. I once read a book in college entitled The Energy Bus by Jon Gordon. I will admit, when we were assigned that book I thought it was lame and I so did NOT want to read it, but I was moved by that book! It teaches you the same thing my blog is about, to remove the negative energy from your life and focus on the positive. Once you do that, you will feel so much better and have a fuller life! It was very inspirational and I recommend each and every one of you, if you are feeling down, pick up a copy of The Energy Bus by Jon Gordon and see what it can do for you!

That is about all I have for today. Until next time, farewell and happy blogging!

Update from the Helms’

Oh dear, it has been too long since my last post and I dearly apologize for that!

Here are some things you might have missed (due to my lack of posting):

  • Brayden turned ONE! We celebrated with a Little Man Mustache Bash with all of our closest friends and family!
  • Cody did not get the job we were hoping for, but we are thankful he still has a job!
  • I started classes October 6th (2012) and began working at a dentist office on October 18th (2012). It is a pediatric dentist office that is super close to our house so I can come home and see my Brayden whenever I need to!
  • We finally got my car back! And Cody got a new car as well, so we now both have reliable transportation!
  • We put an offer in on a nice 3 BR / 2 BA home! It was a short sale and we are still waiting to hear back from the bank on our closing date but we are both super excited to be starting this brand new chapter of our lives!

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I made Brayden’s mustache cake and the mini cupcakes with chocolate mustaches myself, and I must add that I am quite proud of the way they turned out! I know I say this each time, but I promise I will try to post more often! (:

Until next time, farewell and happy blogging!

Win an Ergobaby Carrier

My friend Marah, author of the blog Happiness Redefined, got the chance to compare the Ergobaby performance carrier and the original carrier and now she has the permission from Ergobaby to giveaway a free Ergobaby carrier! So head on over to her blog and enter for your chance to win!

I’ve already entered and now it’s your turn. If you aren’t in the market for a new baby carrier, perhaps you know someone who is. So enter and win them something nice!

Until next time, farewell and happy blogging. :)


A change for the better?

Oh, it’s been a little while since I’ve posted. So here is a quick update.

I started the 30 Day Shred but I have fallen off of the bandwagon skipped a few days. :/ I did lose 6 lbs. though!

Brayden is now 6 months old and he is growing like a weed! At his 6 month check up he weighed 16 lbs. 7 oz. and he was 27 3/4 inches tall. He now has two teeth! And he started pulling himself up and crawling! My baby boy is getting so big and so grown so fast I’m not ready for it!

Cody will *hopefully* be getting a new job soon. He put in an application at a place where he will be making triple what he makes now with great health benefits so we’re praying and crossing our fingers that he gets the job!

We found a motor for my car, finally! Now we just have to wait until we have the money to actually get the motor fixed because the motor was given to us and needs to be rebuilt before we can put it in my car. I’m so excited! :)

And last but not least, I’ll be starting classes soon. October 6th is the day! It is only one day a week for ten weeks and then I’ll be a certified dental assistant and can work in any dental office. I’m pretty excited about that as well. I will miss being at home with Brayden but I’m glad and anxious to get back on my feet and help provide for my beautiful family. :)

That’s about all I have for now. Until next time, farewell and happy blogging.

Can I really do this?

So I unofficially started the 30 Day Shred today and I must say this is definitely a challenge. I knew I was out of shape, but I never realized how much.

I say “unofficially” started because I’m officially starting on September 1st, but for now I’m just trying to get used to working out again so that hopefully when I do start the 30DS I’ll be able to complete a whole workout.

I’m pretty excited about this though, I LOVE feeling the burn I get from working out, and I love the way I feel afterwards. I can’t wait to get back at it in the morning.

Okay, enough for the workout stuff. Now to brag about my baby boy! I know it’s so hard to believe, but he will be 25 weeks old tomorrow, and 6 months old next Wednesday! He’s already half a year old, my sweet baby is growing up so fast!

His favorite thing to do is “talk” to his Pop Pop. Ya know, the whole “tap your finger over your mouth while saying ‘ahhhh’ thing”; yeah, he loves that! And he’s starting to attempt to crawl, although he does this thing where he acts like he’s going to crawl but instead he stands up on his legs. He looks as though he’s going to stand and walk before he actually starts crawling! He does crawl backwards though. :) My little sweetie! And he sits up on his own now! I seriously can’t believe how fast this is going by. My mom always told me that time flies when you get older, but man! it so does!

Well it’s super late and I need to get to bed. I {pinky} promise I’ll try to remember to write again tomorrow.

Until next time, farewell and happy blogging.

Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred

So, I’ve decided to give up on the 30 day challenge because I never really have time to get on anymore and whenever I do, I never remember to do it. :/

However, I’m starting a different type of “30 day challenge”.

I was considered “overweight” before I had Brayden, and when I stepped on the scale the other day I was almost back to the weight I was when I delivered him. Not easy on the eyes, or the heart, emotionally and physically. That same day, a group of my friends decided on doing the Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred. So, I agreed to join in!

I ordered my DVD from Amazon for a little bit cheaper than I could from her website, and a few of my friends said Walmart has the disc or even find the workouts on YouTube by searching 30 Day Shred. (There are three different levels, so be sure to check out all three!)

Therefore, as I begin this journey, I’m going to blog about it to keep me motivated and hopefully motivate others!

If you’ve recently done the 30 Day Shred, I’d love to hear your story!

Until next time, farewell and happy blogging.