December 2011 - xoxo Rebecca

♥ Ending The Year With A Funny ♥


So goodbye 2011 and hello 2012. Hopefully this will be a good year regardless with what Obama just did to us today. Hopefully the American people get smart and stand up for ourselves. He has really took the role of worst president ever after his signing of the NDAA today. But that’s a whole new story I’m sure you will hear me writing about.

Anywho….. to end the year off with some laughs and a bang, here are some real books that every parent should check out. I know I will!


If You Give A Kid A Cookie


Go The F** To Sleep


Goodnight iPad


So Happy Happy and Merry Merry and enjoy ringing in the New Year. I will. I will be cleaning and cussing at my husband why I have to pick up his shit all over the house. Then probably grab some booze and attempt to have drunken, maybe not. Who knows. Depends if the kid is still awake or not. Ha. Enjoy!


And ending on a note: Here is my New Years Resolution


Linking up with Rachel at Because I Have To

♥ My First Giveaway ♥

So, I’m excited to announce my first giveaway and yea! How cool to be able to start by trying out an awesome little program. If you love scrapbooking and digital crafts ideas, this is a great product.

I know a lot of people have been talking about this product around the blogging world and now I am too. This is such a cute little program that allows you to be creative and crafty whether you are a beginner or the master of digital scrapbooking. It has it all.

Most people assume that with a digital scrapbooking software, you can only do scrapbook pages or cards. But with the My Memories software, you can also do things with audio, video, & book making as well.

To show you a few examples I created two pages using the software. One was using no template and I placed the paper and embellishments myself. The other was done using one of the pre-made templates they provide.

Here are my two examples:

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All photos used are mine. One was of our Christmas tree this year, the other was of our wedding.

It didn’t take long to just jump right into the software and you can download more templates and embellishments for more fun right from their site as well.

So here is what you get if you are the winner:

My Memories Suite Digital Scrapbooking Software

(valued at $40)

And it is super simple to enter the giveaway!

Just leave a comment with your favorite digital paper pack or layout in the comment box. Be sure your email address or a way to contact you is provided. I will then be able to randomly select the winner and contact you on your own free copy of the software. This is an easy way to participate without having to like a million facebook pages or tweet about the giveaway. Although, it is always welcomed, it is not required.

So what are you waiting for? Go to My Memories site and pick a favorite and leave a comment and best of luck to everyone participating! This giveaway starts 12/27 and will end 1/1

The winner will be notified by email and if there is no response within 48 hours, another winner will be chosen.

Also, as a bonus to anyone and everyone, get $10 off the purchase of the My Memories Suite Scrapbook software and a $10 coupon for the store - $20 value! Click on the button below and enter the code: STMMMS34195 to get your discount. You can share this with all your friends!

♥ Wordless Wednesday–Oh Tannenbaum ♥

My wordless Wednesday post is my Christmas tree. Isn’t it beautiful? Taken Christmas morning after all the presents had been put out and the house was clean. This tree was stacked with presents galore! It was insane

christmas 2011

I always decorate with burgundy and gold ornaments, ribbon and flowers. And of course, clear lights


Linking up with these awesome blogs

Tots and MelivingatthewhiteheadszooHome Grown FamiliesMarvelous MommybabybabylemonPhotobucket NapTime MomTog MOHTH

♥ The Weather Outside Is... ♥

The weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful

But since we have no place to go, let it sno…….WAIT! What?

Not here anyway. While the rest of the county is dealing with cold degrees and snow, ice, wind,and rain, it is nothing like that here. The weather outside is frightfully HOT! Humid and almost unbearable to be outside. I have been trying hard to not have to turn on the AC. The wind hasn’t blown at all and it hasn’t gotten much cooler.

It got to 84 degrees today. It is going to be a very warm Christmas. We went to the mall today and everyone was in there sweating their balls off. We had to buy some more shorts for our daughter because it’s just too hot out to put her in pants. Everyone was also out by the pool today too. I was going to go, but just too exhausted to get out there.

We are spending Christmas Eve at LegoLand tomorrow and hopefully it’s just a bit cooler outside then it was today.


Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday and hopefully staying warm while us down here will be trying to stay cool. While you all are drinking hot chocolate and snuggled up in your sweaters, we are having iced drinks and wearing tank tops :)

♥ That Friday Blog Hop {31} ♥


Its another week of trying to round up blogs to find other awesome blogs you'd like to browse around at. Now, we all hate the hit and run bloggers. So please, try to make some effort if possible. No one likes to just read "follow me"'s kind of lame. Sorry, but it's true. 


The Rules

Any and everything is welcome. Link up whatever you choose. I'm not picky. Family friendly or not... doesn't matter. Just find some awesome blogs to check out! Link up below and have an awesome week!!!!

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Well, some of you know that my husband creates video games. Sadly, at the moment, he has been out of work but back from June 2009-June 2010, he was located to Texas while I stayed in Florida to work on the highly anticipated



Almost everyone has heard of this game and from people I have spoke to, have been waiting years for it’s release. Well guess what? It was just finally released today.

This makes my husband’s third game release title under his belt. The other two games he worked on were both for EA were


I’m proud of him. He worked many long hours at BioWare being the level/world builder for the game. We spent an entire year apart just so that he could be there doing what he loves. This game has such high anticipation and so many fans. Its been so long in the making and it has been finally released today. You can visit the official website for the game HERE

These are a few screenshots of the worlds he built for the game:

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I’m very proud of how talented he is and we are now waiting for our copy of the game to add to his collection. So three official, big name titles under his belt. All three with EA. And here’s to many more games he will be making!

♥ Let It Snow Google ♥

So type the phrase

Let It Snow

in Google


and you get to play in the snow

It starts snowing. So I wrote a fun message


Ok, so it’s kind of lame, but its fun. Don’t judge

♥ Duckface Luv {2} ♥

So last week, a new link up was started by the awesome Nikki. I had no idea it was going to be an ongoing thing, but totally fun and glad it is. So for the second week, another round of the duckface.


Link it up with your duckface photos. You know you want to. The only time you can get away with it and not look like an idiot.

This shot proves that I cannot apply mascara without making the duckface

duckface makeup

♥ Happy Birthday To My Blog ♥

So it’s my blogoversary which means it’s my blog’s 1st birthday! Happy birthday to you. happy birthday to you.

So it seems that one year ago today I signed up and registered this name with blogger not knowing at all what I was going to be getting myself into. I have had numerous blogs in the past which I have started then deleted and so on. I would be inspired at first, then lose interest and let them go. But this one was different.

I created it today on December 19th, 2010 and actually didn’t have a blog post until January. I basically took that time to figure out what blogging really was and the fun of it and trying to design and create my own blog template and layout. Which, I did, if anyone can remember it was apples I first designed.

So after a year, the stats goes as follows:

Since December 19th, 2010, I have had:

♥ 388 Posts

Top Three Countries Viewing
♥ United States 24,820
♥ Canada 1,386
♥ United Kingdom 1,029

Top Three Browsers
♥ Internet Explorer 11,330 (32%)
♥ Firefox 8,844 (25%)
♥ Chrome 8,821 (25%)

Top Three Operating Systems
♥ Windows 27,509 (79%)
♥ Macintosh 3,761 (10%)
♥ iPhone 1,269 (3%)

And my most popular post of the year with 1,162 Pageviews:
A Picture Of Someone Who Inspires You

And the top keywords used to search for my blog
♥ Edgar Degas Paintings
♥ Degas
♥ Degas Ballerina
♥ Horror Movies
♥ Scary Movies
♥ Why You No Face
♥ Jonathan Rhys Meyers
♥ Key of Life Tattoo
♥ Lust

So thank you to all who continue making me feel special on here. I never thought this blog would make it a year. I'm hoping for many more!

♥ Weekend Funny ♥

Well, I missed Friday Funny so I’m posting it late but whatever, its still going up right? That’s all that counts! So I’m making up for it and just calling it weekend funny this week around. Being close to Christmas and all, here are some great Christmas funnies to get the week kicked off!!!!

holidays suck



I love myself, I want you to love me
When I'm feelin' down, I want you above me
I search myself, I want you to find me
I forget myself, I want you to remind me
I don't want anybody else. When I think about you
I touch myself
I don't want anybody else. Oh no, oh no, oh no