Friday, January 29, 2010

Pig Lovin'

                On behalf of my oh so missed porker....I am dedicating this post to pig lovin'.


I know a lot of people get grossed out by the idea of a pig. They have this idea that they're just little stinkers. The truth is they're actually pretty clean. If you get them from the wild of course they must be cleaned but once inside, they don't like the area they sleep in to be dirty and usually like to potty in one spot. As well, they are so easy to house break! Ours learned to go up and down stairs the first day, first shot and went out on the grass! And they'll think you're their mommy!


Hope you all enjoyed the pig series! 
Here's a little clip of Alex feeding the baby piggy.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Piggy & a black eye!

Oh my goodness!! 200 followers!! Wow! Thank you guys sooo much for following!

I am so sorry that I haven't really been writing.

I've been so busy with work and school. School is kicking my butt! I am so ready for it to be over with. I'm doing this Excel program in Psychology that the classes are shorter and more intense but you finish faster and can still go to work full time and school full time. I have a 5 week class that I need to read 5 books for and write papers every week. I don't know how people do work, school, marriage, and kids!! You guys are honestly superwomen!! I applaud to you!

I've had so much going on. Alex and I got a baby piggy.

When we first got her she was wild and was terrified of us. She was quite the little challenged piggy. But once she realized we were the food givers, she began to think we were her parents! ::insert aww here:: We took turns feeding this hungry piggy who loved to take naps on us after. Look at Alex, you can just tell he's going to be a good daddy one day :) He was a natural with that bottle, and that piggy wasn't easy to feed.

We taught her to follow us, she learned to go up and down stairs and go pee outside. When she was frightened she'd hide underneath my skirt! She had grown to love us so much that she did not like to be in her cage, which was a piggy mansion. I'm not sure if any of you have ever heard a pig scream...but they're loud!  Well, the downstairs neighbors began to complain. We thought it might have been the screaming but our next door neighbors said they couldn't hear anything. I'm guessing it was when we took the mansion piggy kennel to the bathroom to hose...smelly kennel...not a good mix.

Well anyways. Long story short, our downstairs neighbor ended up calling the cops. We told them that sorry it was the piggy but at first they were like yea okay no really what's going on..then piggy walked in front of them. Their faces were priceless..they were guys have a pig..they told us that they didn't want to but if they got another call they would have to fine us. Um we're newlyweds, we can't afford to be fined! sooo....we quickly got in the car and took her back to my parents who will take her back to the ranch and hopefully our former pet pig will adopt her since this little piggy was abandoned by her mommy.

Bye piggy! I'm going to miss you! I'm going to miss your bruise making nudges and the feel of your hooves. The way you looked at me when I fed you from the bottle and the way you'd fall asleep on me.

On Another Note

I was planning on making Valentines videos...but..I'm not so sure I can do that at the moment. Tuesday morning I woke up with a bad stomach ache..sorry if this is I went to the bathroom..all of a sudden I wasn't feeling so good..I was wondering..omg..I feel like passing out..I said baby, baby, and after that I don't recall a thing until I slowly woke up to his voice telling me to wake up. I woke up in tears..I don't know why, but I always do. Somehow it feels like you almost didn't make it through. He had me laying flat on the bathroom floor. Quickly I remembered my stomach ache again and got right back on, I began to feel a pain on my face. Alex told me the reason why it hurt was because I had fallen straight onto the floor, my right side of my face/eye slammed into the ceramic water bowl for kitty. He said he heard me fall and ran and picked me up and laid me flat. He was so scared I died.  but nope :) Slowly but surely, I felt every part of my face that landed on the tile floor...and my eye has gotten worse each day, but I am soooooo thankful that I didn't land on my nose and break it, or cracked my head open on the tub. I think of all the wrong ways it could have gone and I'm soooo thankful that God had my back on that one!

Once I got over the shock I couldn't help but laugh at what happend (this was at night that I found it all funny). I made Alex show me how he found me..please, picture with me, Head in a cat bowl, butt in the air, arms dead facing back flat on the floor...idk...just the mere idea is hilarious!!!! 

Here's a little picture. You can't really tell the swelling here so much. To be quite honest, If it wasn't for the bruising, I prefer how my face looks with the swelling. I don't know how to explain it but it gave my cheeks more definition and not such a big deep crater I normally have underneath my eyes...
yes yes I'm weird I know.

Well...this is why I don't think I'll be able to post a valentines series video....but I will try and post more often!

I'm so sorry this is so long! Just letting you know what's been going on.

I hope you all are doing good!!!!


Wednesday, January 20, 2010


 I've been sitting here since Sunday wondering what I should write about.
I mean, come on I've had a week off, I should have something to share.
but I've found myself.....speechless.

Somewhat unmotivated.

I've had so much weighing down on me, emotions I'm not comfortable to admitting to.

Somehow I was able to realize and admit the emotion I'm carrying most (or at least I feel I am).



yea I don't know. I'm just angry.

I explained to you guys the whole depression thing and how I've felt I've lost myself. I used to be a girl that was so bubbly, outgoing, talked to strangers, made friends with anyone on the street, but somewhere along the journey that girl was lost. A few things have just affected me so hard. I've literally had to learn how to talk to people and be around them again. After being isolated at home sick for 4 months, I became extremely anti-social. I hated being around people, hated crowds, couldn't talk anymore without stuttering and mumbling every other word. I was no longer comfortable speaking with people. It's a horrible thing, especially when you forget how to do things that were once so natural. You don't even know how to get it back.

I've come a long way but I still don't like crowds, still get pretty shy, and sometimes still feel uncomfortable saying hi to people, so for anyone who's reading this and seen me more distant, it's not that I hate you, I really don't. I don't really know why I get so uncomfortable. I think part of it now is I'm afraid of them seeing right through me, seeing that I just feel like a mess inside, and I'm just sad.

Don't get me wrong, there are more happy days then sad days now! I've been getting better, but there's still a bunch of growth that needs to be done. But I'm just ANGRY! I want a break!! I want to feel happy again! I want to feel carefree again! I don't want to be uncomfortable in a crowd! I don't want to deal with the struggles I deal with! I just want to BREATHE!!! do you ever feel like you're just suffocating?

But I know God is faithful. I know that right now I might not understand it all, and yes, it makes me angry that I'm still in this, but I know God has a plan and there is a purpose to it all. How can I help someone if I cannot empathize with them? Somethings are just hard to understand unless you've been there, and maybe perhaps that's why I've had to go through so much. Honestly though, I'm just tired of this part. I wish I could fast forward to the good part.

I'm just being stubborn though and not trusting Him. I want things my way and NOW! but God doesn't work that way, which isn't a bad thing, because I'm sure if he just made me happy now, I would be missing out on a lot of the training. I guess he just has me going through Bootcamp now.

Well I guess so much for being speechless.

This isn't really what I would have wanted to write about. I would have wanted to write about something happy and encouraging, but instead I poured out my heart and thoughts to you guys.
Perhaps maybe, this is part of the journey I share with you. When I am healed and back to my old self and just filled with life again, you'll know why, how, and what it took to get me there as well as where I came from.

The Song that Sings My Heart Tale

The other day a friend of mine took out her guitar and sang our class a beautiful song that sent chills all over my body. I felt every word, its as if she sang away my heart.

It's called If You Want Me To by Ginny Owens

The pathway is broken
And The signs are unclear
And I don't know the reason why You brought me here
But just because You love me the way that You do
I'm gonna walk through the valley
If You want me to

Cause I'm not who I was
When I took my first step
And I'm clinging to the promise You're not through with me yet
so if all of these trials bring me closer to you
Then I will walk through the fire
If You want me to

It may not be the way I would have chosen
When you lead me through a world that's not my home
But You never said it would be easy
You only said I'd never go alone

So When the whole world turns against me
And I'm all by myself
And I can't hear You answer my cries for help
I'll remember the suffering Your love put You through
And I will go through the valley If You want me to

Monday, January 18, 2010

Lets give back to Haiti!

Hello my beautiful lovelies!!

I am back in action from my week hiatus!! For some reason it definitely felt longer than a week to me.

I saw that I have some new followers! Welcome and thank you so much for following! It really means a lot to me and I hope you enjoy reading my blog.

Before I start more posts, there is one major issue I wanted to address. I'm sure you've all seen what's going on in Haiti. The government of Haiti said the death toll could reach up to 200,000.
Those who have survived have their homes in rubble's.There's no way your heart can't be moved when you see the videos of what's going on there. Here's some info about what's going on in Haiti, Haiti. Click on Haiti and it will direct you.

Often we look at the TV watching all the horror going on over there wishing we could do something but then do nothing. But why? We can make a difference. Every little bit counts. I know you all have amazing hearts and this is why I'm encouraging you all to give your part to Haiti. Think of all the families, the little kids, having nothing. Lets prove our generation isn't lost! That we've got so much to offer! Let's show Haiti they will not be forgotten!

What can I possibly do? What can I offer you might be asking.
Right now they need donations! The  biggest need for them right now is for people to fund those  that are there rather then canned goods because there is no place to store them or take it over. Funding people like Samaritan's Purse that are already there helping will bring the most relief.

The pastor of my church is actually on the Board of Directors of Samaritan's Purse and I know first hand that all of the money goes directly to helping other people. A good thing about Samaritan's Purse is that not only are they the first one's there in the case of disaster, helping out, but they also present the gospel to these people.

Here's a link where you can donate and check videos out on what/ who Samaritan's Purse is, what's going on in Haiti, and how you can help!

I know this might be a weird post on my first day back on but I think this is just too important not to talk about! Not to do something about! This is our chance to do something.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

New Logo & Some blog News!

So, sitting on the kitchen table I drew up an idea of what I thought the Cupcakesniper would look like. (Don't mind the stains..I don't really know what fell on her, but still I cannot bare to part).
My hubby liked my little drawing so much he said that he would make my logo like her and so he did!!

Did you guys like my new logo up top? I was wondering whether I should shrink it or what? I really wanted to fix up my blog a bit but I am horrible at that and end up messing it all up. Any of you that are blog fixer upper gurus have any tips I'd be more than happy to take them!

Other news:

While Alex's parents are away we're dog sitting Apollo! Yipee!! Alex and I, while we were still friends, had gone to the pound together and picked Apollo out, so he's kind of like our baby and having him home is just sooo yummy!!

Yay Bangledash & Apollo aren't killing each other!!

And more news:

Hello to my new followers! Thank you guys for following and I hope you enjoy! ^_^

I just want to let you all know that starting Tomorrow to next Sunday, I will be on blog hiatus, due to some personal reasons, all good I promise. I will catch up on all my blog readings when I'm back and hopefully will be back with some new, more improved posts. So just letting you know that I didn't die off, just on a little break, but I'll be spamming you all with comments soon enough!
For those of you who are new, feel free to check out some older posts! You'll find anything from sillyness to seriousness.

I will miss you guys!!!

ps. I have some plans a brewing for a special giveaway when I get back! Keep your eyes peeled ;)

For now I shall leave you with pretty pictures!

One thing I must tell you, is I love everything make believe, like fairies, and mermaids, and my favorite...UNICORNS!!




Hope you all have a beautiful Wonderful week!!!!! I'll be back next week!! miss me a little ;)
<3 Lex

Friday, January 8, 2010

A Sweet Surprise from A dear beautiful friend!

I open our front door and there on the table is this big box, pretty in pink, with beautiful decorations.
I saw that it was sent to me and sent from....Laura, Violet Bella. OMG!! I was soooo excited!
Little butterflies filled my tummy as I thought, no she didn't! I wondered what was inside! I was like a little kid! I grabbed my hubbies knife and attempted to open the do I open this darn thing? There must be an easy way...turn around...there was. Finally! I open up the box and to my surprise it's filled with pretty wrapping paper and.....

This beautifully wrapped square with a surprise inside and when I turned it around to open I found..

                                Thank you for your card! Laura! You are the sweetest!!

You must be saying...WHAT'S INSIDE ALREADY?! Don't worry, I'm getting there ;)

She said she was at target and saw this and thought of me...I don't even know where to begin to express how thankful I am that she would even think of me! Thank you soooo much for this book! I can't wait to make all sort of goodies from it!! I showed it to Alex and he thought it was amazing!!

If that were not enough, she packed me some of these amazing baking cups!!!!!! EEEEEEE!!!
That was my reaction! I felt like a little kid at disney as I opened up this package. You can ask Alex..
I even clapped like in the scene of Nutty Professor, Hercules Hercules..except for it was at a much faster rate..and probably a much sillier level, needless to say, super excited & thankful!

AND THEN.....I think my most favoritest part...

Laura made me a cupcakesniper!!!!!! I'm a horrible picture taker and it was night time and I have horrible lighting..but there hanging off the string is a little gun shooting out the heart!I mean, is she good or what? Just every detail was perfect. This one got me right at the heart. I don't know what it is about homemade gifts, but the fact that the person thinks of you while they make something is soo meaningful...Each gift was extremely meaningful. Laura totally didn't have to at all, but I thank her soooo much for her sweetness, for even thinking of me, for all the details that add up to so much!
I will cherish this FOREVER!! I went out with the hubbs to buy thumbtacs so I can hang it up!!

Laura, I can't thank you enough!! I'm sooo glad that I've gotten to know you and become friends!
I really wish we lived closer and maybe if our hubby's get to know each other more on COD, maybe they'll invent a trip  gathering ;)
One can only hope!

You guys honestly should swing over to her blog! She is soooo talented, from photography, to jewelry, to clothes, Laura is just pure talent and so down to earth. It's honestly impossible to not love her.
Thank you again Laura!

ps..remember those hearts I was seeing everywhere? Well here's a leaf I saved ;)

<3 Lex

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Just a dab of motivational inspiration.

Some days are brighter than others, other days, we need a reminder of the bright side of life.

So this is a post filled with motivational quotes and inspiring images.


For the days we listen to all the negative comments we've been told throughout our life.

"All your life you are told the things you cannot do. All your life they will say you're not good enough or strong enough or talented enough; they will say you're the wrong height or the wrong weight or the wrong type to play this or be this or achieve this. THEY WILL TELL YOU NO, a thousand times no, until all the no's become meaningless. All your life they will tell you no, quite firmly and very quickly.

For the times we are paralyzed by fear.

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, "I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along." . . . You must do the thing you think you cannot do.

There is goodness in the bad.

"Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant."   -Horace


A reminder to not let our downfalls get the best of us.

Growing up I had a horrible speech impediment. I stuttered to where I couldn't even talk in class. I couldn't even give one-word answers because I would stutter, which in turn made me mad. I fought a lot and I stayed in trouble a lot. I never had someone come in and say, 'We want to have you see a speech therapist to help you'. I was too poor. People that live on the borderline of poverty do not get charity because it does not go that far down the line. I wish I had someone to help me, but it never happened. I did it myself. I still get stuck on a word sometimes, but I don't let it bother me. When I go home, people say, 'Man, it would take you 10 minutes to say a sentence when you were young, and now you're traveling around the country, speaking to corporations and thousands of people. How...did you do it?'"  -Bo Jackson

For the times we're afraid to fail.

"A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms agains himself. He makes his failure certain by himself being the first person to be convinced of it."   -Alexander Dumas  

To remember to be ALL times.

If you stand up and be counted, from time to time you may get yourself knocked down. But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again. A man flattened by conformity stays down for good.

-Thomas J. Watson

All of these quotes and pictures I put up, not just for you all, but for myself as well. We all need to be reminded of these things. It's so easy for us to let negative views invade our mind allowing fear to paralyze us and stop us from living. Thoughts that stop us from realizing we are beautiful. Ideas of what is beautiful or talent that stop us from standing up to be different and realize different is beautiful & causes intrigue. Our fears of what others might think or say hinder movement. It is when we stand up that our differences amount to something beautiful. When fear no longer has a grasp! When we are no longer tied down by the unreal! I so often need to be reminded, it's okay not to be perfect, it's okay to make mistakes, it's okay, I'm not made like everyone else...and I want any of you who have, are, or ever will struggling with these same thoughts to be reminded of the truth. To leave this post a little more inspired.

<3 Lex

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Introducing..Mr. Husband :D (video)

So although I am not giving my hubby a formal introduction, I thought this video would give you a little insight into his wonderful, hilarious, personality :D After he saw me do a tag video on 40 expressions he wanted to try it out himself.I'll post both up..but his is definitely my favorite :D

I know it seems like the dumbest thing to do, but it's actually quite fun and challenging..doing 40 different expressions is kind of tough! but..guess what! YOU'RE ALL TAGGED :D
Can't wait to see your video on 40 expressions!!

Here's the list of expressions:
9.Asian pose
11.In love
14.Typical teenager
18.Pissed off
22.Listening to music
23.Aggravated by a fly
24.Im watching you pose
29.Checking someone out
38.Falling asleep

Comment or Email me a link to your video :D