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Mommy Book Club 2018

Mommy Book Club Will Start Up Again On January 1st, 2018 and The Book We will be reading is Book One in the Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon.

Back Cover Synopsis:

The year is 1945. Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second Honeymoon — when she innocently touches a boulder in one of the ancient stone circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach – an ‘outlander’ – in a Scotland torn by war and raiding boarder clans in the year of Our Lord… 1743.

Hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand, Claire is catapulted into the intrigues of lairds and spies that may threaten her life… and shatter her heart. For here James Fraser, a gallant young Scot warrior, shows her a love so absolute that Claire becomes a woman torn between fidelity and desire… and between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.



I am giving everyone a heads up on this because it is a longer book and some of us… Mainly me… Will need longer than 30 days to read it. 

I hope you all join us in January on my Facebook Page Ashton Taylor – Our Preemie Family for a Facebook live or a discussion board on it. It all depends on how my kids do at bed time that night, lol. 

Thanks for your Time,

Ashton <3 

What Is Happening?

Well, I will tell you what is happening, this summer and my sons special needs came into the front line and they took the lead. I need to focus on my kids, I am a part time single mom. My husband is home 1 week a month, and I am alone to make sure my son is getting the attention he needs to get ready for school, then I also need to make sure my daughter isn’t being left behind either and all her needs are being met, and she is getting all the love she needs and wants. And cook, clean, get groceries and try not to lose my sanity. 
The Mommy Book Club is suspended for the time being due tonthe fact I dont have time. My, me alone mommy time is a shower before I pass out in bed for my mandated 4 hours of sleep. 

My kids have also felt the need for naps or sleep in general are fornthe weak and are no longer needed. As well as fighting EVERY meal I make for them. 

I am currently trying to put them down for an afternoon nap, my daughter is laughing and squealing in bed, while my son kicks his door shouting that he is knocking….. I have cheerioes from one end of my house to the other, as well as toys. I have found all missing sippy cups shoved in my couch, chair and clean laundry baskets. 

My husband was just home which means that there is about 4x more tjings to do, and I love my son byt his branf of helping…. Isn’t what I need right now. 
So that is what has been happening, I will try to get back on a rhythm of posting, as well as finish moving old posts over to here. Please be patient, we are all parents and family people, and my kids come first right now.
I love you all for being patient, thanks so much. 
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Thank you for reading, I am off to find a wuby….. 

Lots of love and Pretty Things

Ashton <3

Mommy Attempts Pinterest Hair Hack

I am going to put this out there, that these pictures I am about to post are not my best and will most likely leave you with nightmares. You are forewarned!!

ONWARD READER!!

I saw something on Pinterest the other day and decided to give it a try. I am going to attempt to curl my hair with just tin foil and a flat iron! (Also heat protectant spray, I am not that crazy!)

 

These are the main tools you will need! You may also want one of these….

A Spud who wanted to watch his YouTube Videos in the bathtub while I attempted to curl my hair.

OK, Step number One:

   

Section off your hair, I have personally very fine hair so I only needed to section off the crown and the rest of the hair was left down.

Step Number Two:

Take a small section of hair, not to much because you are going to have to work magic in a second.

Step Number Three:

Wrap that section around your fingers. One Finger is a tight pin curl, and as you add more fingers the looser the curl will be. I opted for 2 fingers this time around, although it wasn’t pretty lol.

Step Number Four:

Wrap each “curl” in tinfoil. The best way I found was place the foil under the “curl” in the middle, as close as you can get it, fold each side over each other and the fold up the bottom. You can tighten up the top part so the hair doesn’t fall out. Then when you have done your whole head, you too can pull off this sexy look!

Step Number Five:

Place the flat iron on the tinfoil and hold it over the curl for 15 to 30 seconds, You may have to do it 2 to 3 times in different spots on the foil, depending on how big you made the pocket, I had to do it twice in two spots per foil. *****WARNING***** The foil Pockets get HOT, and you will burn yourself at least once, if not 4 times like I did.

Step Number Six:

Once the foils are cool, which can take one minute to 8 eight minutes, depends on how hot you have your flat iron, pull the down or unfold them and this is what you get…. Sexy right??

Step Number Seven:

Run your fingers, comb, or brush through the curls part it how you want it and style it, I had a bit too much protectant spray in my hair so it went flat up top and I used a brush instead of my fingers, so it poofed out at the bottom… But you know what? It worked! Its been 2 days and I still have a curl, its pulled back in a pony tail right now.

So my final thoughts It works, and your spouse and children will mock you for having that much foil in your hair, and the curse words that will fly EVERY time you burn your neck or face.

Thank You for reading, please Like, Comment, and follow me on social media.

Love, Hearts, and Pretty Things

Ashton <3

Welcome

Welcome To Our Preemie Family 2.0!

Here we are, starting over Fresh, what a vast place of possibility!

The grownups have left me unattended with a computer, internet access and a blog! Mwahaha! I cannot wait to see what trouble I can cause here.

Well, we all know, well if you followed my last blog, I am far to lazy and busy to cause to much trouble, but the kids on the other hand, you will be here in the front seat watching what goes on in the troubled and turbulent life of my kids, and how life is unfair because mommy’s favorite word is NO!

I will have a few posts up very soon, some new and some from my old blog that I would like to move over!

Thank you for reading, Please follow me on any and all Social Media I have!

Love, Happiness and Other Pretty Things

Ashton <3

Mommy Book Club – Book Number One

BOOK NUMBER ONE:

Juliet’s Answer

A Memoir

By:

Glenn Dixon

When Glenn Dixon is spurned by love, he does something unusual. He journeys to Verona, Italy, the ancient home of Shakespeare’s most famous lovers, Romeo and Juliet. There, he joins a dedicated group of “secretaries” who answer the thousands of letters that arrive in Verona every year addressed to Juliet, letters sent by lovelorn people from all over the world who long tp understand the mysteries of the human heart.
As Glenn doles out advice to others, he comes to realize he has a lot to learn about himself, about heartbreak, and about Shakespeare’s characters, who might not be entirely fictional after all.
An enthralling tale pf modern-day love steeped in the romantic traditions of eras past, this enchanting memoir reveals that every letter awaits an answer and every soul can find its match.

Found My Perfect Planner

I am the fussiest person when it comes to day planners. It takes me months to sift through them and decide what ones I like, I have even tried making my own, but hate how they look… I have bought the build your own and never used half the stuff I put in it, I even tried the mommy specific ones that have spots for each family members activity that day. Nothing worked for me, on any level, until I found this one….

The Happy Planner at Michaels!

*Heavenly Choirs Sing*

It has a monthly view that takes up 2 full pages, lots of space to write everything, so you can see your month at a glance and how busy you will be. As you can see my 2 year old has some fun things planned and more to come as the year goes on.

The weekly view is just as big, the only thing I don’t care for is its Monday to Sunday, not Sunday to Saturday. The way each day is lined up you can use it as morning, afternoon and evening planning, or Husband, yourself and kids plans that day. I am using it as my daily to do list, activities for family and/or Kids, and Financial things that are required that day, as well as tracking how much we spent that day and where. (Trust me, that will come in later on in the year.)

Between the months there are quotes on the divider as well as a few note pages at the end of each month for whatever you feel you need. I, personally, will be using them as a spot to write down all the positive things that happened that past month. The whole planner I picked is colorful, and fun, I have also seen this trick a few times with other blogger and I have fun colored fine tipped marker and color code certain things, and I have an erasable pen for planning in things to see where they fit in during that week. I also have colored highlighters for the same purpose.

There is a plastic pouch in the back but I have to many pens for that to work with us.

I picked the bright and happy cover, with positive sayings, just so my husband didn’t walk away with it to use it for work, plus its really cheerful.

The downside to planners are, you, mommy, know exactly what is going on when, where and for how long… That is why I have this!!!!

On my fridge, I take my planner and fill in everything the first of every month so my hubby, when he is home, knows exactly what needs to be done and when. This is for everyone, my 2 year old now likes to help and have his own planner, which is a flimsy composition book he gets to “write” and color in when mommy is working on her planner, calendar and the magical kids white board!

This is posted just outside my son’s room, soon my daughter will move in there with him. The calendar part is just for their activities and lets them know when daddy comes home from working far away and when, sadly, he needs to go back to working far away. Every morning I give my son his special marker and he gets to draw an X through the day before, then I have our routine listed underneath for my husband when he is home, because he is unbelievably awesome and lets mama catch up on some sleep when he is home, as well for any baby sitters who come to watch the kids, or our parents who watch the kids. I have texted pictures of this to each grandparent more than once when they go for sleep overs.

This is my planning method, yes its a bit much, but it works, we are all in the know at all times. I am in charge of finances, but this way Hubby knows where the money goes and when at the same time.

I am hoping to have a fuller breakdown of how I use everything and how it helps in the long run near the end of the year and what I will take with me next year and what I will change.

Thank you for reading, Please Like, Comment, and follow me on Social Media.

Love, Hearts, and Pretty Things

Ashton <3