August 31, 2012

Labor Day Weekend Sale

   Hello Friends! Are you all excited for this labor day weekend? I know I am! We are going out of town to visit some friends and will be taking the kiddos to the zoo! We also have plans to do something awesome to one of the walls of our home! Stay tuned and pray my hubby goes through with it! LOL Also my birthday is coming up!! September 5th to be exact and I'm excited because I will be giving away something awesome! Something I've been promising for a while! ;) If you can't wait until next week then make sure to take advantage of my LABOR DAY WEEKEND SALE! 15% off ALL Blog Design Packages!!! If you have been waiting for a blog makeover, now is your chance! You can get a SUPER awesome discount and finally get that makeover you've been wanting! (for your blog that is!)
Hope you all have a LOVELY weekend and I will see you all next week!
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August 30, 2012

My Pregnancy: 20 weeks

HOW I'M FEELING
I feel good! I'm HALFWAY there! I feel SUPER happy to know it's a boy! I can finally call him Baby Levi without feeling guilty thinking it might be a girl. I'm feeling sort of emotional, maybe it has to do with the fact that my son Joshua started Kindergarten and seeing him grow up so fast makes me tear up a little. Otherwise I'm just overall happy. I started buying a couple things for the nursery already so I can't wait to begin working on that. We still have to buy a crib & mattress but we still have a couple months left to do that.
WHAT I'VE BEEN EATING  
I haven't had many cravings in these past couple of weeks. I do find myself hungry more often though. I kind of have to snack a couple times a day so I don't feel hungry. 
WEIGHT GAIN
I am not sure how much I have gained, I think about 10+ lbs. I sometimes feel HUGE and sometimes I feel small. I guess it depends what I eat and how much! 
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August 28, 2012

Kindergarten

Today is my son's first day of Kindergarten. I love that he was super excited and ready to go. I can't believe how fast time has gone! He will be turning SIX in a couple weeks! By this time next year I will have a 1st grader, a pre-schooler & a brand new baby! :)
What grades are your kids in?
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August 27, 2012

August Birchbox

     I got my August Birchbox a couple weeks ago and completely forgot to write a post on it! Blame it on the Preggo Brain! I got tons of goodies this birchbox! I tried the conditioner & curly meringue and LOVED them both! I will be ordering these using my BB points! ;) Here is what I got this month...

1. Beauty School Pamphlet with tips & tricks.
2. Sabon Foot Cream
3. TALIKA lipocils expert (to grow your lashes)
4. Schick Hydro Razor
5. Miss Jessies's Original Creme de la Creme Conditioner
6. Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy La Fleur
7. Miss Jessie's Original Curly Meringue 

What did you get this month? I'm excited to try it all! I actually also needed a new razor so that is a plus! If you have not subscribed to Birchbox yet you can do so by clicking on the Birchbox button on my sidebar (under sponsors & affiliates) ------>
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August 22, 2012

Kintage Winner

So with all of the baby boy excitement I completely forgot to pick a winner for the Kintage giveaway!
The winner is...
which is...
Congratulations Suzanne!!!
Please e-mail me and I will forward your e-mail over to Aileen!
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August 21, 2012

Baby Boy

   As you all know by now, we are expecting a baby boy! We are super excited! I had a super strong feeling it was a boy and so did my husband. We both prayed for a baby boy but overall we pray for a healthy baby. Well God is so good! He is a boy and everything looks perfect. He is growing just as he should. Here are a couple more pictures from last week's shoot...
So we bought balloons with helium and the plan was to have them all fly up as the kids opened the box but well my daughter had other plans! lol She had a little meltdown and didn't want to participate so I'm glad we kept the balloon on string or else we wouldn't have had any reveal pictures to share with you all. Her little meltdown worked out perfectly though because it seem's like she is upset that she's not having a sister. She did want a baby sister but not that bad. Here are pictures of my son's reaction...
and the unplanned reaction of my daughter...
Here is an ultrasound picture (I cropped it on purpose)...
Isn't he just precious?! 
We have chosen the name...
Levi means "Joined in Harmony"
Asher means "Blessed, Happy"

We can't wait to meet baby Levi! 
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August 20, 2012

IT'S A....

BOY!!!
Short & Sweet! :) I've got a couple errands to run today but I will share more pictures, details on why my daughter is crying, and the baby name we chose tomorrow! Have a Lovely Monday! 
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August 15, 2012

First Baby Purchase & A Story..

  So on Monday night we made our very first purchase for baby #3! We have absolutely NOTHING for this baby because after we had my daughter, I thought we were done! So we have no baby stuff and have to basically start from scratch. Well last month I was browsing around and I saw that Zulily  was having an event on phil&teds strollers. I had heard of phil&teds before but never cared to research anything. I saw the Smart stroller and loved it's sleek look so I did some research on it, looking for reviews and such and fell even more in love. At that time I didn't have enough to purchase it so I thought maybe next time! Well they just had another even last week but it was for double strollers and I sent them an e-mail asking when they would be having another event. They replied by saying I could subscribe to phil&teds updates by clicking the little heart after searching for the brand on their site...
...so that's exactly what I did! Ever since then I have been typing phil&teds on their little search bar hoping to find out when their next event would be. Well on Monday night I did just that and guess what popped up?!! They had a Smart Bundle available! JUST ONE! I told my husband and after seeing such an awesome discount ($100) I knew I HAD to get it! Here it is after I purchased it...
I am SO EXCITED! "It's as if it was meant for me" I told my husband after purchasing it! What are the chances of there being JUST ONE bundle available on a Monday night after I had been searching all last week to find nothing! I can't wait to receive it! I have purchased items through Zulily before and have been VERY satisfied! If you would like to join Zulily (it's FREE!) just click here. Just to let you know: I will get $20 if you sign up and make a purchase. So if you buy yourself something you can also gift me something too! :) I will need it! LOL 
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August 14, 2012

Shared Nursery Design Board (boy+girl)

    Like I have mentioned before in this post, baby #3 will be sharing a room with my daughter regardless of the sex. I shared a quick design board I came up with for the room if it is a boy here. Well I was browsing through etsy last week and found this super cute crib mobile...
 ...and it inspired me to create ANOTHER design board for the shared nursery. I REALLY LOVE this one!
What do you all think? The main colors would be gray, white, yellow & black. Of course we still don't know for sure that it is a boy but we will find out Friday!  I'm kinda hoping it's a boy! Either way I will be super happy. As long as the baby is healthy :)
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August 13, 2012

Custom Print Design Winner

We have a Winner!
Thank you, to those who entered! I wish I could make you all a custom print design! 
Please keep an eye out for a blog design giveaway soon! ;)

The Winner Is....

Congratulations Trina!! :)
Please e-mail me and we can get started on your print design! 
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August 10, 2012

friday thoughts

  It's Friday! This week has been crazy busy! I installed 3 blog designs this week and designed 3 logos. My mind is exhausted! I mentioned that in a facebook post yesterday as I shared how I had a dream about FONTS:
Oh and did you happen to see my husband's sweet comment? How could you miss it? I marked it with a big pink heart! :) So I'm very happy it's Friday because that means my brain can rest a little from designing/installing blogs & I get to spend time with the hubby & kids. We don't have any big plans, I mostly want to relax and maybe take a nap....or two! :)

So what are your plans this weekend?

Just a reminder: One of the two giveaways I have going on will end on SUNDAY! So if you haven't already entered to win a custom print design you can enter here. Don't forget to also enter to win a $25 credit to Kintage! We have low entries which means you have a greater chance to win! 
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August 9, 2012

Tutorial: What's Being Pinned From Your Blog

  From time to time I like to see what is pinned from my blog on Pinterest. Recently I noticed it's been my mason jar soap dispenser & my map heart art...
Then I realized well maybe some of you don't know how to look up what's being pinned from your own blog?! It's SUPER simple! Just copy and paste this to your address bar and replace the highlighted section with your own blog URL:
http://pinterest.com/source/cinsarah.com/
That's it! Wasn't that easy? Have fun looking through what's being pinned from your blog! 
I'm gonna look through my DIY & Crafts Board and see what I can do this week! It's been way too long since I have done anything crafty! I REALLY want to get sewing again too once we find out the sex of the baby which means I need to dust off my sewing machine!
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August 7, 2012

$25 Kintage Giveaway!

I'm super excited today! I received an e-mail from a super sweet lady whose name is Aileen. She is a reader of my little blog and has offered a chance for a fellow reader to win a $25 credit to her super cute shop Kintage! You can find lots of pretty things in her shop like dresses, home decor and jewelry! 
Here are a couple of my faves:
PRIZE:
$25 shop credit to Kintage

HOW TO ENTER:
Mandatory
-Visit Kintage and tell me what you would use your credit on 
Optional
-Follow Cinsarah via GFC

GIVEAWAY DETAILS
Giveaway Ends August 19, 2012 at 8:00pm CT
Winner will be announced August 20,2012 here on the blog.

Can't wait till the giveaway ends? 
Well you can use Discount Code: Cinsarah10off for 10% off!
Visit Kintage and start shopping now! :)
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August 2, 2012

Boy or Girl? (Baby Names)

 As you all know we are expecting baby #3! I am 16 weeks now and time is going by super fast! In about 3 weeks we will find out the sex of the baby. I have a super strong feeling it is a boy but we will find out in a couple weeks. We already have a boy name picked out but no girl name. Here is a list of names for boys that we both like and girl names I like because my husband seems to hate all the names I mention for girls! lol Let's see if you all can try to figure out which boy name we have already picked out from this list. I don't know why but my husband and I ALWAYS agree on boy names right away but NEVER on girl names! My son's name is Joshua and I have always loved that name so it was great that my husband agreed with me. Well when we were expecting baby #2 (my daughter Sarah) We both agreed on the name Ethan for a boy but it turned out to be a girl so it really took months to finally agree on a girl name! I didn't like Sarah in the beginning but it grew on me and I absolutely love the meaning of the name Sarah which is "princess" so I am so glad we chose that name. We have a baby boy named picked out already and we've been even calling the baby by that name which is sort of crazy because what if it turns out to be a girl? Anywho here is the list...
Do you all have any girl name suggestions? We like Biblical/Hebrew names so there's not very many pretty girl ones out there like there is for boys but I might have missed one or two while looking through names. What are your children's names and meanings? How did you come about naming your children?
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Don't forget to enter my current giveaway which ends 8/12!