Sunday, September 25, 2011

School time

It's finally here, tomorrow I start school. Im excited but also nervous..I don't think it's going to be to much of a task actually I think the hardest part is going to be being away from Cambria 10 hours a day. But I'm nervous that I may be underestimating it, I know the are quite a few exams and boards you have to pass and although I've always been a good student and learn really quickly I've also been out of school for 4 years . So we I'll see how I do, hopefully I catch right on and this helps this deployment zoom by.

Thursday wasn't the greatest day for me, I feel I push the fact that my husband is gone out of my mind so I don't have to deal with it. For the most part it works I know he's deployed but if I don't think about him being deployed it doesn't bother me instead I just know he's gone and will be back around this time but try not to dwell on it. However when something doesn't go according to plan that really needs to its like a huge slap in the face, your husband is not here your all by yourself. I don't think of myself as an extraordinarily strong women, I handle what I'm dealt with to the best of my abilities. But even the strongest person can only stay that way for so long, everyone has there breaking point and I certainly meet mine. Needless to say I know I'm not by myself and am more than thankful for the amazing family and friends I have especially to have two of the greatest sister in laws a girl could ask for.




Mrs. B-Dub

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

the new.

LIfe is a crazy ride of corse I don't have to tell you that Im sure you already know. Im happy to say that life for me right now is pretty freaking amazing with the exception of my husband deployed! I feel I have finally grown up, ditched the drama, face book, a few friends and starting today hopefully a few bad eating habits but in all I feel like a whole new women. I will be starting school on the 26th of this month to become a nail technician its a 4 month school so I should be graduating just before I need to pack up again and head back to north carolina to welcome my amazing husband home again..

The deployment is a little over 2 months in and isn't too bad, on me that is. The hubby isn't doing the greatest so myself and his mother are doing everything in our power to make it as comfortable as possible. We spoil him. :) Cambria is growing at an alarming rate since we've been here she's gained nearly 3 pounds and grown 2 inches and is now even taller on the percentage scale then she has been practically her whole life. Not only that but her vocabulary is boomin' I swear everyday there is a new word. she says almost all of her colors, can count to 3, tries to sing the abc's, itsy bitsy little spider,patty cake. knows 8 dogs by there names(my parents have three, the in laws have 5) will tell you what dogs,cats,bears and sometimes cows say(woof,mow,roar,moo) AND I am super proud to say she has gone poop on the potty twice and is starting to tell me when she has to go haven't gotten a successful pee yet but we'll get there, she also says thank you correctly. It's crazy watching her learn so quickly while I hate that her daddy isn't here I am fortunate to be able to be with her at least until I start school.

Mrs. B-Dub

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

I HATE AT&T!

BIGGEST annoyance when companies try to screw over service members for deploying! Im am currently on the phone with AT&T and they are trying to charge us a early termination fee for canceling my husbands plan, good thing I have the soldiers and sailors act memorized after the huge fight with our ex-landlord. Also that I submitted his deployment orders. This seriously is pissing me off.
Im trying my hardest to NOT start screaming and cussing at Ilene how ever its becoming very difficult when this is the second time I have this issue since my husband left and the second time AT&T has tried to screw us out of money in the last month. Hopefully once Ilenes manger gets on the phone I can get my money back for that to, That being they changed our plane when we asked them not and then charged us for it making our plan $100 more then it should've been and no we don't go over our minutes or anything it was to lessen our plan but because we would loose our roll over minutes I askd to keep our current plan, apparently they thought they knew better for me lol.

Now they are telling me that I only asked to use my husbands orders to cancel one phone number as if I wanted to pay an early termination fee, so now because we chose to keep our phone numbers we have to pay an early termination fee. FUCK YOU AT&T!

Mrs. B-Dub

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

HEY YOU I need opinions!!!

today marks a great day, the day I deleted my Facebook account. Yes I am aware it never actually deletes which is good cause I plan on getting on and updating pictures of Cambria probably once a month but Im just tired of the drama.

I finally took my husbands advice and said fuck it. you wanna talk to me then do it but call or text me. And as I've said before Facebook is not a place for family its a place for friends. How ever so many of our family members seem to think the only way to keep in touch is via Facebook when that is not the case and simply because we don't comment or "like" your shit doesn't mean we don't care although often times thats exactly what it means.

And now I have a question for anyone/everyone reading this, referring to my blog two blogs ago HERE where I address my opinion along with some facts of second hand smoke. I would like YOUR opinion, do you agree/disagree and why or why not? also do you think I was overly dramatic at all? all comments would be greatly appreciated =D!



Mrs. B-Dub

Saturday, August 13, 2011

I hate facebook.


You know those inspirational pictures with the words like FREEDOM and a bald eagle. Okay now you know that one with the word AFGHANISTAN individual experiences may vary..then a pictures actually let me find it...

There we go, this^^^ picture is why I hate facebook, everyday I sign in and am reminded how not only individual troop experiences may vary but how there spouses experiences also vary.

Here this may piss a few people off but plain and simply put IN MY OPINION deployments are much different for infantry wives then they are for many non-infantry wives.
My husband doesn't have constant or even weekly and 99% of time monthly access to the internet in fact usually the only time he can get on is before they get to afghanistan and when they leave and are about to come home, and a phone call every other week is a lot of contact. Typically 5 out of 7 days he spends not a desk, room, shop, building but getting shot at somewhere else.
I wont say I miss my husband any more or less then any other wife Im just saying if you get to talk to your husband frequently while he's gone you have VERY little to bitch about.

I will never forget a wife once complaining to me about how worried she was that her husband didn't email her back the night before cause they would email at least twice a day and she hadn't heard from him in 12 hours. Now Im often a nice person and said oh wow that sucks, but inside I was thinking Are you FUCKING KIDDING ME?!?!?! your going to complain TO ME of all people. That is like complaining how you sprained your ankle and can't walk t0 someone who was in an accident paralyzing them from the waist down.
WRONG PLACE TO LOOK FOR SYMPATHY.

I will give props to some army wives I do not know how you handle 14-15 month deployments I was glad for you when they announced the 9 month plan.


Mrs. B-Dub

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Fo reals

Sometimes I just don't understand people, some choose to use this time while my husband is deployed to write him letters "telling on me" it makes me laugh every time cause first off we tell each other EVERYTHING and I mean EVERYTHING. From hemorrhoids to hello we tell it all. Not sure why, we just do. Neither of us has jealousy or trust issues we just share everything. Anyway so when these people write him saying your wife blocked me on Facebook he already knows and he knows why. But on the other hand of that I also don't feel the need to bother him with nonsense unlike many people. It's actually really annoying to the both of us. So if you are one of these people please do yourself a favor and just don't bother writing him cause the only thing your doing by writing him is making him dislike you more then he already does.

Now to the people who seem to only give a shit about my husband when he's deployed and try to use his service as a way to gain popularity, you disgust me.
To the people that just don't care about him at all until that very rare occasion we are able to come visit home, and you get pissed when we don't spend time with you or "enough" time with you. When you decide to fork out the money for our plane tickets which will now be 3 seats due to cambrias age we will spend as much time with you as you can handle until then STFU!


Now to a whole different group of people, adults who smoke.
Now a few posts ago I said how I had quit smoking I am glad to say I have yet to start again, and that is/was my own personal decision it's your choice if you want to smoke and I don't care if you do HOWEVER smoking while pregnant is NOT okay. I don't care who you are who "told" you it was okay let's be serious here you have to be a fucking idiot if you would consider for one millisecond that smoking while growing a child in your body is okay. And if your one of those "my doctor told me not to quit/it was okay" you better get that shit in writing so you can sue them, and you need to STFU and not be having children if you think making excuses actually justifies how much of a piece of shit you are. Your child isn't even born yet and you already don't give a shit if you kill them, PROPS TO YOU PARENT OF THE YEAR.
Now to the adults who continue or start smoking after the baby is born and are breast feeding. Yes breast milk is the best thing you can give to your new born child, however not when it's full of poison. Yes the smoke itself does not get in your mil, but EVERYTHING else in that cigarette does. And you should know that second hand smoke has been proven to be one of the leading causes of SIDS, so again props to you for being a piece of shit that shouldn't be having children in the first place. Word to the wise it cost less to get a hysterectomy then it does to raise a child.
And last but not least the adults who smoke while in the car with there children, SHAME on you! I don't care if your window is down you are worthless as a parent and human being! your children should be taken away from you!...rant over.






Mrs. B-Dub

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

One month.


Tomorrow is one month since I've seen my husband, not an unbearable amount of time just a fact.
Actually a lot has happened since then, I moved out of our house in Jacksonville nc basically by myself due to my very unselfish desicision to not let my husband spend his last few days home packing, well other then his gear that is. Had a very unpleasant experience with delta airlines involving flight changes that apparently never happened and some how was "my fault" according to one very rude delta employee at the Albert j. Ellis airport. But we are back in Oregon living at my parents house to save money and hopefully I'll be buying my husband the brand new motor cycle he's been wanting when he gets back :) I know I'm pretty amazing.

I've evaluated my current situation a few times and it sounds pretty pathetic, I'm 22 almost 23 "single" parent living at my parents house in my old bedroom with my child, no vehicle(left it in storage back east) sleeping in a twin size bed(got cambria a toddler bed thank God)... Yep I'm a real winner! However add in that my husband is currently deployed and we are saving thousands a month makes it sound a lot better.

My personal mission this deployment is to get in shape! Althouh round is a shape, it is not a shape I am okay with being. I realized soon after I got here that I had already lost a pants size due to the lonely packing adventurers well technically 2 since they skip a number but it's only one size but two numbers..so I'm feeling pretty good I jog to the track every night which is half a mile and quick walk at least 1.5 miles usually 2.5+ and then jog back home. I will say although I've never been obese or even close I've really never been in good athletic shape and pushing myself enough to jog that half mile nonstop was a HUGE deal. But I did it and want to do more I want to eventually be able to jog one mile nonstop and I'm sure I'll make a bigger goal whe I get there.

Here's to hoping I have more time and the Internet gets fixed here soon so I'm not typing on my iPad and can blog more :) sorry if there's any mistypes.




Mrs. B-Dub

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

ahh fuck it


Omg people are getting on my nerves. I can't decide wether to be me and open my mouth or just keep it shut while they are constantly opening theres and only spouting pure stupidity. I've become one of those put you in your place people. And I hate ranting here about something on facebook, I swear if it weren't for this deployment I'd delete the shit but it happens to be another way to speak to my husband so I'll take it maybe I'll just delete everyone who has ANY type of drama and force them to just call or text me. Is that bad? I love my friends but FUCK I dont care about your drama. and for Fucks sake I wish some people would grow a back bone and stop talking all this shit but only on there blog, you know kinda like Im doing now lol. Im an idiot. The difference I actually do say what Im thinking and to often with out a filter, which I've been working on for a while so now Im trying to just keep everything in which I notice is driving me CRAZY! you know what fuck it. I really can't wait to get home at this point..

Mrs. B-Dub

Monday, July 11, 2011

see ya laters :(

Today has well sucked. Today marks Day 1 of deployment #4, and for some reason I am not doing nearly as good as I thought I would, actually I'm doing terrible. I feel numb I know he's gone and I know what to expect but its like another part of my mind wont let me believe it. As if I've just gone through some traumatic experience. Cambria already misses her daddy which also breaks my heart she ran to the computer when we got home to watch the videos of them. I was doing okay while he was sitting in the bus until I held Cambria up to give him kisses and she just wanted him to hold her, that was the kicker for me. I don't have any pictures to share unfortunately, and 'm really regretting that. I've been through this multiple times why does it seem so much harder now? Like I'm not going to make it, like I just can't do it.
I fly back home friday to be with my family and save money, and I'm so glad we made that decision just recently instead of me staying here like we had planned. The 8 short days of leave we had were amazing though especially yesterday, we just drove around and goofed off. We played 'the mustang game' where you punch the other every time you see a mustang which is about every 5 seconds in this town lol Im seriously surprised my arm doesn't hurt today although I was totally winning on the way back home.
I still have half a house to pack and store, but thats okay I've moved over 20 times in my life and I didn't want his last day here to be moving luckily I have friends to help me.

so heres to hoping the next 7 months go by very fast.

Mrs. B-Dub

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Here we go yet again....

I hate deployments
I hate flaky friends
I hate over bearing emotions
I hate people that talk shit about others and then act like there best friend
I hate that I expect way to much of myself
I hate the drama and people that keep it going
I hate being scared
I hate not knowing what my future holds
I hate that when I tell myself no crying I cry even harder
I won't complain though because this is his job and if there's nothing I can do to change the problem I shouldn't let it ruin my day.


Mrs. B-Dub

Monday, July 4, 2011

for pete's sake.

Maybe this is terrible of me especially as a military wife but, Im getting really tired of the people who turn EVERY holiday into a sad military moment. I'm referring to facebook here, but really I wouldn't be surprised to see these people post "on this valentines day please take a moment to remember those who have fought and are still fighting for our freedoms"

REALLY Can we go one holiday without this. Granted its independence day and I guess the history of it would make sense to say that but for some reason its really annoying me. Maybe because I'm seeing it so often like every holiday, no matter what it is. I've gone birthdays and holidays with out my husband there I know how it is, but just because of that doesn't mean I'm going to say something ridiculous as its christmas please remember those who have fought and are still fighting for this country and our freedoms, it's the anniversary of the birth of Christ for pete's sake. rant over.
Mrs. B-Dub

Thursday, June 30, 2011

rant to the Xtremes.

Some peoples kids, seriously..
I'm sorry (actually I'm not I just say that a lot kind of like a warning I'm about to piss you off) anyway it is NOT okay to 'brag' about your husband or anyone for that matter having ptsd or anything. But the worst part is when the reasoning for this so called "ptsd" is something that has absolutely nothing to do with a combat experience, when it fact said person has never ever experienced combat or really anything worse then playing COD in the comfort of there own home. Why does this upset me? No my husband is not suffering from anything, however even if he were I would never, nor would he allow me to broadcast it anywhere. I do have a few close friends who do have ptsd, tbi you name it they have it from injuries sustained in combat and/or being blown up. But THIS right here is why the majority of grunts have very little respect for pog's.
no this is not me saying grunts are better then pogs.
Yes my husband is a grunt so obviously my opinion may be a little skewed but, I have a hard time when someone acts as if there husband is missing limbs or constantly trying to kill themselves when I have had more traumatic things happen to me while making dinner. Your life is not that hard my dear stfu.
Another thing trying to gain popularity from someones death especially when you never knew said person makes you a piece of shit. end of story.

Mrs. B-Dub

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Oh hello real world, not so nice to see you again..

He's home, for some reason this 5 week training felt like the span of a deployment to me it just seemed so long. Cambria was SO excited to see her daddy it was adorable, he was waiting in the company office so we walked past a bunch of marines outside which she always stares to see if she can find him its like Wheres Waldo lol. If it weren't for the tattoo on his forearm I don't think I'd ever spot him. Anyway once we'd found him he of corse smiled real big and she just kinda stared for a second and then ran over to him and hugged him and would not let go, it was so cute.

Last night we received the rather large window for deployment, even though its the dates I assumed it would be it's just to real he's leaving yet again and way to soon. You'd think after going through multiple deployments it'd get easier or you'd get use to it but it doesn't, you don't. I hate to admit it but I find myself a lot more worried this time. It's almost funny the things you'd think you know from what the media is telling you, compared to what you actually know when you are in the military life. Yes there are thousands of troops being sent home BUT there are also just as many going to replace them, if not more. Why would they tell you that though, telling the public that the deployment rotation hasn't changed at all since the war started would jeopardize re-elections, well that's not true the rotation has actually increased. But someone wants to get re-elected so they'll say what they need to say to make that happen I wish america would wake up about all of this.There deploying more often and and in quicker time then before. Training is crammed and most of them aren't even home for a year before there gone again.

Now this is not me complaining about the life that I signed up for, and before some of you think you didn't sign anything. Yes you are right to a degree no I didn't sign any contract to join the Marine Corps, deploy and fight for my country and it's people like my husband did. However I did sign a contract vowing that I would Love and cherish, for better, for worse, in sickness and in health, for richer and poorer, be faithful and forsake all others until death do us part. So the way I see it is YES I did sign up for this just as he did and because of that I rarely complain about it. Yes it sucks and I don't like it but it's his job and there are things he must do to do his job efficiently, and most of the time that requires him to be away. I knew that when I was dating him and I knew that even more when I married him and I accept it now because being with him and the love we have means more then it all. So because of all of this I am hoping to make these few short weeks we have left before he leaves the best we can, we agreed to try our best to not fight and we don't care what it is if we want to do it we are(nothing illegal obviously). Well thats all for now..

Mrs. B-Dub

Friday, June 24, 2011

nothing says I love you like pulling poop out of your kids butt.

I just have to share my night because I actually thought it was quite hilarious..
Theres a large fire here I guess, the definition of large and fire seem to be much different then that back home as in its a lot more serious in southern Oregon. Anyway it's been extremely smokey I woke up yesterday morning thinking my house was on fire because it was full of smoke I'm guessing from the ac being on it had leaked in. Well it got better later that evening and I was excited to go work out finally. Then it starts raining and thats one thing I will give the east coast props on, I thought coming from the "green state" I'd know rain and yes it does rain frequently in Oregon how ever when it RAINS here it freaking POURS mostly because they have so many tropical storms which was yesterdays case.

So I cancel my work out in my head and then 5 minutes later its sunny again so I start to get ready, Cambria wakes up from her nap just as I'm done getting dressed and we were on our way. I had an amazing work out even got to get a little tan in finally go to get Cambria out of the child care and just as I turn around after signing her out it starts raining again...so we get outside and start running to the truck which I had of corse decided to park at the farthest row from the gym. I stopped by subway on the way home and I gave cambria my chips, yes maybe thats an unhealthy food choice to give a toddler however when you have a picky eater like I do you will resort to about anything when there going through there super picky spurts.

We get home and eat and I jump in the shower now since Ben is gone all privacy/ relaxing has gone out the window, not that there is much even when he's here but still. I have to leave all the doors open and the shower curtain only pulled half way so she can see/talk to me. About half way through my shower she comes in and starts messing with stuff, not a big deal cause I keep an eye on her. Then while Im washing my body(sorry for the visual) I feel these clumps hitting the back of my heals I look down and Cambria has dumped her bag of nacho cheese Doritos in the shower with me...awesome. Not a big deal I just scoop them up and finish up my shower, one thing that sucks about showering during the day is Cambria then wants to take a bath which we don't do until 8:30 pm right before we put her to bed and it was only 6pm so she was cranky.
Get to bath time, so I run her bath she gets super excited and I put her in. Now Im sure some are going to read this and think OMG she's a terrible parent, I left the bathroom to get her jammies ready. Well while I was doing that I hear her start to whine so I run in there to see whats wrong and as I get closer I notice first a smell and then little brown things in the water. She had pooped in the tub for the second time in her life, but this time it was many little poops and one poop that happened to be still stuck in/hanging out of her butt. So I grabbed some toilet paper and wiped it out and then proceeded to scoop up all the little poops as I was draining the tub so they wouldn't clog the drain. We then proceed with a shower instead and she goes to bed.

To complete my night there was thunder and lightning right above our house so I couldn't fall asleep. When I was able to finally fall asleep, Ben had time to call me so we spoke for about 30 minutes, get back to sleep and about an hour later Cambria starts screaming. I go into her room and she at some point had taken her diaper off and had just peed all over and was very unhappy with things. I got it all cleaned up and put her back to bed at which time it is around 1:30 am so I decide that I would not be waking up early to do zumba today, but instead sleeping in. How ever so far my day has gone quite well. :)

Mrs. B-Dub

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

sometimes change is good.

Well the husband is in california for training and has been for the past 5 weeks but he is coming home soon like within a couple days soon. Well he was/is suppose to be coming home in a couple days but apparently they changed the flights and now its like a few days. He texted me the other day telling me he might not be home when planned and I was upset at first cause we've both missed him a lot. I let Cambria watch videos of them quite frequently, she gets so excited especially when he calls the few times he's been able to.
Anyway my mom and I were discussing how much pregnancy changed me, I guess I'm a lot more relaxed. I don't let many things get me upset, but if something does start to stress me out its like stressX10. When Cambria was an infant mostly, everyone I knew would compliment how relaxed she was and they attributed it to me being such a "chill" person. I guess thats just what this life has done to me, I realize theres much bigger things to worry about so why sweat the small stuff.
Situations like this one where the guys have been gone for 5 weeks and are suppose to be back this weekend then get a short leave and then BAM deployment. It has a lot of people freaking out, I guess I understand but theres nothing we can do to change it, we know there coming back its only a couple days later so I just don't see the need to be freaking out and let it ruin your day. Which brings me back to my last post, the complaining and pity parties I'm so over it...all of them.
I imagine I will probably be losing a lot of "friends" this deployment. I liked it so much more when I was a girlfriend and didn't have to deal with any of the unit stuff and the unit wives.When rank didn't ever come up all I cared about was that my boyfriend was amazing and just happened to be a marine which I was super proud of him for. Know everything is rank, gossip, back stabbing...DRAMA and very lame. Honestly I have one unit friend who is no drama and with out her I would be lost a lot of the time. It's nice though we are two very different people but we actually have a ridiculous amount in common and our personalities and views are basically the same, which is a rare find when you think like me lol.

Another thing I've been realizing, every deployment its typical for the guys to distance themselves, suddenly you start fighting over stupid things. Sadly this is normal, and it happens just about every time and not only deployments. However I've realized lately I've been doing that with everyone lately just secluding myself almost. I'm not sure if its the deployment or the heat/humidity I just haven't been super social.


Mrs. B-Dub

Saturday, June 11, 2011

stfu.

"two things I've learned in my long 22 years of life; If you have a problem with something change it, if you can't change it shut the fuck up about it cause no one cares. Someday you need to realize that the problem isn't always everyone else, but more then likely the problem is YOU"-Me, this morning after getting really sick of people and there none stop complaining about everything and everyone.


well its been forever since I got on here and just wrote but I feel the urge so here I go,
After quite a few months of literally being disgusted with myself I finally decided to do something about it. Last Tuesday I went to the gym, two days later I decided to try Zumba and let me tell you holy shit it was a work out but so much fun at the same time. It felt like I had been there for 20 minutes when we were doing the last 'cool down' song and the class is an hour long. Anyway I started watching what I was eating a little more and when I weighed myself that next week I had lost 3 pounds :) it's not a lot but I did have two days of cheating(pizza/cookies) and only five days of work out so I think it was a good start.

and now for the biggest news, today is day 6 of no cigarettes. Yes I smoked :/ I don't think I could be considered a "smoker" cause I would only smoke 3-4 cigarettes a day but still. I decided to not quit cold turkey but to pace myself so I went down to 1 a day and then thursday I just didn't smoke at all for some reason I just didn't want to and didn't realize until the day was almost over I hadn't smoked at all that day, hadn't even thought about it. So the pressure started....now I have to quit I can't put those/these days to waste and so now instead of letting myself get stressed and either smoking or eating I'm trying to learn to calm myself down. I've noticed I don't stress as easily since I started working out.

now the rambling begins, about a month ago the husbands reenlistment was finally corrected and turned in, and very unusually was approved within 24 hours. Unfortunately I did not realize that its june and right after june is july, the dreaded month we say our 'see ya laters' yet again. deployment number 4 is literally just around the corner and I'm really trying not to freak out. I try to be as supportive as I can with some friends but in reality I have a hard time "pitying" anyone who "thinks" they have it bad. You can tell me your sob story all you want, and yes maybe I haven't walked in your shoes how ever I have a really hard time having sympathy for someone who wants it. any way Im done for now thanks for reading =D

Mrs. B-Dub

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Awards YAY


J over at life as a secret squirrel's other half has nominated me for an award! I haven't been on for a while though so I'm just now getting to it :)


So, here are the rules:
  1. Thank the person who gave you the award! (Thank you J)
  2. Share 7 things about yourself.
  3. Pass the award on to 7 other versatile bloggers.
  4. Let those other bloggers know that you gave them the award.
1. I love to cook, anything but recently my passion is italian even though I am as far from Italian you can get I'm actually pretty good with there recipes(says friends). I usually tend to cook things that most would consider difficult for some reason those are my favorite recipes.

2. I have a serious hate for anything winnie the pooh. I wont even get the huggies diapers with the characters on them cause I hate them that much.

3. I've always been a beer girl, coors light to be specific.
For some reason no matter how hard I try, I just don't like mixed drinks.

4. I recently jumped off the Macintosh bandwagon(even though Im writing this on a mac lol) and bought an HTC inspire 4g, after my iphone had enough of being thrown into water by my toddler and I actually love it. I still love the rest of our mac products though.

5. I refuse to eat left over's I think because my grandma's fridge has always been full of them and just the smell of it all packed into her fridge just turned me off forever.

6. I bite my nails :/ I hate it and it is seriously the hardest habit to break. I've gone a complete year getting my nails done(acrylic) and as soon as they came off I started biting again. Maybe if my husband didn't call me ET fingers it wouldn't be such a big deal lol.

7. I hate getting my picture taken, for some reason I always look high(to me).


now to 7 people wow..

1. Ann over at soakin' up some southern sunshine
2. Lizann over at the homefront
3.Tish over at this tyme impurrfekt
4.Kara over at ramblings of a marine wife
5.Rach over at a little pink in a world of camo
6.Jeanna over at the longer the waiting the sweeter the kiss
7. chelsey over at I'll be seeing you


Mrs. B-Dub

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www.jordanworkman.scentsy.us


...and here is the run down, Scentsy is a safe and flame free version of a candle. Except there's no wick, no flame, instead the wax is melted into what is called a 'warmer' but low watt light bulb and burns at body temperature so it is safe to the touch. The wax is made out of the same wax they use to spray apples at the grocery store so its non toxic.
Also unlike candles the wax only melts, the scent is the only thing released into your house no soot. Basically it's amazing, and the warmers and scents are even more amazing! They even have military and college warmers, and every 6 months Scentsy makes a new warmer for a new cause this season is Autism and every single dollars spent towards the warmers bought goes to the cause. Last season was breast cancer and just last month Scentsy donated OVER $600,000 to the cause, one of the many reason's I love this company.


Every month they out a new warmer and new scent and they are the 'scent and warmer of the month' and are also 10% off there origina
l price, this month the warmer is Magellan, and the scent is Amber road.


Experience the thrill of discovery with Magellan. This masculine warmer’s time-burnished patina and bold maritime symbols recall a hand-drawn map of faraway lands only few had heard of—and even fewer had beheld—during the quest to circumna

vigate the globe.

Perfect for Father’s Day gift giving, Magellan is crafted in shades of charcoal and dove gray, with highlights of tan and gold.

DSW-GELN $30.00 $27.00 (10% OFF)




Open a box of treasure, hand-picked from exotic lands, to discover glowing red cedar and resinous incense tucked amid smoky vetiver and crackling birch leaves.

Scent Circle CC-ARD $3.00 $2.70
Scentsy Bar SB-ARD
$5.00 $4.50
Room Spray RS-ARD
$8.00 $7.20
Scentsy Brick SK-ARD
$20.00 $18.00











and just a sneak preview to next month which I know I will be buying is....




good old American pride—there’s simply nothing like it! Share your love of country with Star Spangled, a whimsical representation of our nation’s flag. This bold red, white, and blue warmer features a unique five-pointed star base and matching dish.

The perfect accent to your summer holiday decorations, display it proudly this Independence Day and whenever your heart swells with patriotic pride.

DSW-STRS $30.00 $27.00 (10% OFF)


If I haven't bored you too much yet, I would also like to tell you of an opportunity you have to get discount and possibly FREE SCENTSY!!! Host a party, if you live near me we can do a home party which are super fun! If you don't live near by you can still do an online party and receive the same benefits, the only thing you have to do is promote your party to those you know or really anyone you think that might be interested :). If you are interested feel free to write me or even add my on Facebook, Jordan Workman and we can work out the details! Hope everyone had a fabulous easter!



Mrs. B-Dub

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Handy mommy??

The husband(he has asked me to not put his name up LOL) put in his reenlistment package last Monday, so it looks like we are going to be here for at least another two years. I will say I'm pretty excited. The thought of another combat deployment so soon isn't sitting well with me but I was actually getting sad to be leaving all the wonderful friends I've made here. I have friends that have been with me my entire life at points we were inseparable and we are still very close but the military family truly amazes me. There's a bond between these women you just cant explain I've literally gone from meeting someone to considering them a very close friend within two weeks just because this lifestyle, we stick together and know how important it is to have a support system and I'm glad to be keeping mine. Anyway enough rambling since we are going to be here for so long we figured we might as well buy a place, So we started looking.

Well we found a house and had pretty much fallen in love with it, until we actually spoke to the realtor. Then we found out its a foreclosure which isn't always a bad thing I mean we could end up making a major profit from it and in the case we buy there is no reason we shouldn't. Not only is it a foreclosure but the previous owners stripped ALL of the carpet/flooring in the entire house and took it with them(kind of odd but what ever) along with the fridge. We were pretty bummed but then started thinking well maybe this could actually turn into a good thing.
They had or I'm assuming they had two boys as one room is a bright green and the other is a bright blue so obviously those rooms will need painted. We went to look at the house today and noticed a few(3) small holes in the walls, two from door knobs and one in a closet door. So being the handy people we both are and coming from families who have remodeled there own houses we pretty much know how to fix everything ourselves with the exception of the flooring issue. And also knowing how much of a pain it is to paint a room with carpet in it, the lack of carpet is starting to look better. Not only will it be easier and less hassle to paint what ever wall I feel I want changed, BUT I can also choose what ever type of flooring I want, be it carpet or hard wood!!! With Cambria getting into the toddler era we are both leaning towards hard wood.
Needless to say Ive become VERY excited at the possibilities of this house, maybe just maybe being ours in the somewhat near future.

So amongst my blog being my place to vent it might also turn into a do it yourself(mostly) house fixer upper blog! We've had a few bumps in the road but they are being fixed and hopefully we can really start getting the ball rolling after this "holiday" weekend.

Mrs. B-Dub

Sunday, January 9, 2011

adventures of breaking the Bink.

Finally nap time! A couple days before the new year Ben and I were talking about when we would like to finally start taking away Cambria's binky. We originally planned her birthday but since I knew she had to get quite a few shots at her 12 months check up I just thought it would be less of a head ache to just let her have it. So we decided the 1st of January! He would still have a few days of leave left so he could help me in the case she turned into a devil and we had to take turns.
The first day wasn't to bad, getting her to actually take a nap was a little frustrating and when she actually did fall asleep it was only for 20 minutes. Night time was a little better unfortunately we had to get back to the old routine of holding her until she was asleep and then waiting a few minutes until we actually put her in her crib. When I gave her, her milk she wouldn't drink it until I put it in a sippy cup. I was slightly excited to be done with the bottle even though she was pretty much already weened off of it we had only been using the bottle once a day before bedtime but I thought she would get more attached to it in the absence of her pacifier, but she didn't!

It seems the second day was so much worse especially because she had secret stashes of binky's through out the house and she got so excited when she found one luckily Ben or I was close to her every time so we could take it from her immediately. Nap time was again more of a fight as was bed time but we stuck with it! Day three was terrible only because we had to go get a friend from a airport 2 and half hours away so she was couped up in the car basically the whole day. We stopped at a mini-mall an hour before his flight landed so she could get out and run around but on the way home she screamed for a good hour it was terrible! Now 9 days later I am pretty happy we finally did it. We are no where near ready to go on a road trip any time soon but I believe she is too the point where she doesn't need it. Now to break the sleeping habit again.

One thing I will say that annoys me with being a parent and I know Ive discussed this before, but other people putting there 2 cents in. Don't tell me its too early that my daughter still needs it because so and so let there kid keep there pacifier until they were 3 its okay. NO it's not okay and in my opinion as well as any dentists 3 is just to damn old for a kid to be sucking on a binky they recommend you take it and the bottle away at the age of 1 because yes it can cause issues with teeth. I do believe the bottle issue is more for teeth rot and parents that leave bottles in the crib with there kids, which is something I never did. Ever since I ran into a person I used to know and saw that her 14 month old already had 3 caps not to forget the cavities I saw as well I became terrified of my daughter having bad teeth.

Ive introduced the tooth brush she absolutely hates it when I brush her teeth cause she likes to do it, but I think that's pretty normal. I can only keep doing it and make it a routine and hope she eventually catches on.

Anyway not much else has been going on, we have decided to extend for one more deployment well he decided I'm only here to support him. We are starting to consider buying a house and after looking around I'm pretty excited cause a nice 3 bedroom 2 bathroom 2,000+ square foot house here is average $150,000 however that same house back home...$350,000+. Hopefully we can break our lease with out penalty cause if we wait he would be leaving a month after we moved in. I still haven't decided what I'm going to do while he's gone, but if we end up buying I would be staying here and going back to visit for a month Ive been considering getting a job its just a matter of finding something that will pay me more then daycare costs. So hopefully we get everything figured out I have high hopes for 2011!
Mrs. B-Dub