Goodbye Second Shift Blues

If you don’t know how much I hate Justin working second shift you can read here and  here.  Long story short, second shift sucked!

But, now Justin is on third shift! Which means he will work from 11 pm to 7 am. That means we will get to see each other every night! We have not seen each other for more than two nights a week since we got married ( and a year before that)! How crazy is that, actually we averaged seeing each other around 12 hours every week! Yes sad I know, but now it has completely changed!  We will eat dinner every night together! How amazing is that! I don’t think I have ever gotten to spend every night with Justin since we started dating! It is almost like I am not married to a police officer anymore! Kind of amazing! 
He has been with the sheriff department for almost two years! We have been waiting for him to get off second shift! And it happened! I couldn’t be more excited! 

Of course there are always a downside to life. This downside is, we don’t get to go to bed together.. except for two nights a week. Justin will get ready for work at 9 pm, and I’ll be getting ready to wind down for the night. It will be really different for a while, but that’s something little that we can get used to. ( I mean I am used to going to bed by myself, but not being by myself all night long.)

If you know me at all, I am not a quite person.. at all. And Justin will be sleeping during the days, so on the weekends, I will have to be extremely quiet! So, we will see how that goes! I need to find a quiet hobby to do! I think this will be the hardest thing to adjust to.

But, I can get over the downside, because I actually get to see my husband. We get to be real husband and wife! I am so excited!

Do you and your significant other work different shifts?

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5 Ways To Reduce Your Dogs Energy

5 Ways To Reduce Your Dogs Energy

Walks/Runs – Taking your dog regularly on walks/runs can do great deals, when it comes to getting your dog tired. ( We really need to work on that). I am thinking when Justin switches to third, I will try to talk Fenix a lot more. So he does’t keep Justin up during the day.


Puzzles and Toys– Fenix & Penny both loves toys! But my new favorite thing to get them are puzzle toys. Not only do they enjoy playing with them, but it works their mind at the same time! Thanks to Chewy for sending us this great puzzle! Fenix loves it & even carries it around the house!

Want the puzzle that Fenix has, click here!

5 Ways To Reduce Your Dogs Energy
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Fenced In Yard  Getting a fence was our saving grace! I know not everyone has the means, or the yard for a fence. But if you can get a fenced in yard, I would highly recommend it! Fenix will stay outside and run around like crazy!


Dog Park  Fenix loves going to the dog park! And the best part for me? When we get home he sleeps for a couple hours straight! It is also great for him to be able to go out and play with other dogs, (other than the slobber part, I could do without that). When ever you ask Fenix if he wants to go to the dog park he goes crazy!


Standard Sleeping Schedule Keeping Fenix on a regular sleeping schedule is key for us! He knows when I go to bed, and then sleeps until Justin’s gets up. (I feel like his is like a human!) But, for us it works!

What do you do to get your dogs energy out?

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7 Ways You Know You Love A Police officer






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1. The Vest – That vest that stinks no matter how much febreeze you spray on it, or whatever you do. It takes up too much room in your closet, but when he’s working and wearing the vest, you wish it was back in its spot. The sound of them taking it off, and that velcro is the best sound that anyone can hear. It means that they are home safe.


2. You can never Schedule more than a week out in life – Planning holiday’s or really anything for that matter is never easy. You think they are getting off at a certain time, and its three hours later, and then they are exhausted when they get off. Their schedules are so difficult! But, you learn to work with it. You learn to hate to so much that you love it.


3. Working late nights and longs shifts – Hence the above statement, (you can’t schedule anything), but they put in so many hours. As soon as their shift is over, you wait by the phone. If minutes past and they don’t call you worry & call them praying that they are just stuck late with paperwork. You get happy when they get that single second to send you a text to tell you they love you. Any communication while they are on duty is rare but so amazing.







4. Being so proud when you see them in uniform Weather they have been in uniform once or ten thousand times. Nothing changes, you are so proud and want to show them off to the world. I love when I am able to see my officer in uniform. It makes me the proudest wife.



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5. The amount of white tee’s or undershirts that you have to wash The amount of white tee’s I have to wash is crazy! And washing the uniform, switching over the uniforms, all the buttons, everything! It takes time, and I feel like we are switching uniforms over all the time. But, then once again I would not trade it for anything!

6. Finding bullets in the washing machine I thought this was something wives just said, but no.. it happens. I was shocked when I was changing the laundry and there was a bullet in our washing machine. I thought yep, its official, I live with a police officer.


7. LOVING YOUR HERO Loving your police officer is the greatest thing in life. They go to work every day, putting their life on the line. But you support them, you support the hard lifestyle that you both agreed to. You love it & wouldn’t change it for the world.

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Stop Living For Life For Others

With so much on social media, people think that we need to be perfect. Well guess what everyone. We don’t have to be perfect, you just have to be yourself!
Here are four ways to stop living life for others and start living your life for yourself. 
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Take Your Own Advice  You know that voice in your head, listen to it! Do what makes you happy. Talk yourself into taking risks. Do what is best for yourself! Sometimes, you have to put yourself first. Don’t be afraid to voice your opinion, you have a voice for a reason, so make sure you are heard.


Listen To Others With Caution Remember, you know what is best for you. Yes, some people may think they know what is best for you, but they don’t. Of course, you want to listen to everyone who wants to help you in life, but at the end of the day life has to be your choice.


Applaud yourself  Be happy with yourself. Don’t wait for others to give you credit. Pat yourself on the back, and believe you did a good job. This can be so hard. With all the social media these days, people feel like they are never good enough. We need to stop feeling like that, feel like you are the best! Give yourself some confidence! Don’t wait for social media to accept you.





Love Yourself  I mean at the end of the day, if you don’t love yourself who will?  Remember to live your life for yourself. Do what makes YOU happy. Stop looking at others for the “okay” in life. Stop comparing yourself to others, it will only bring you down. Especially on social media… people have the tendency’s  to show only the good in their life, so don’t compare your life to theirs.

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2016 Blogging Goals

Reach 20,000 Social Media Followers – I have really be focusing on my Instagram. I finally hit over 10K. But now I need to focus on my Pinterest, Twitter & Facebook. It is hard getting good content on all social media platforms without repeating everything a thousand times!

Reach 500 Blog Followers– I have been stagnate lately. Between Bloglivin’ & GFC I have been around 400 followers for the last year-ish or so. So I am ready to start growing my blog!

Post Consist– No one wants to follow a blog that post randomly. So my goal is to get a set schedule, so you all know when I am going to blog! ((What do you think the best days to blog are?))

Monetize my Blog– Who doesn’t want this? With twenty grand of school loans hanging over my head, a little extra money would be wonderful! Also, I feel I would be a “successful” blogger.


Interact with my Followers – I love getting to know all of you! I think it is hard getting to know each and every one. But I am if you think my life is interesting enough to read my blog then I want to get to know you!!

So help me out make sure you are following me on my social media, on the right hand side!

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The Blogger Life Chat

So its the new year, I’m sure there are so many things that you want to talk about, and here is your chance! I can not wait for The Blogger Life Chat! I just want to make sure all of you, have it on your schedule! Tonight at 9pm EST I hope it is a wonderful turn out!

Follow me on twitter, so you can keep update on the chat!!

Our topic for this discussion will be goals for our blog! How we will grow together, and how we will help each other achieve our goals!
Will you be joining our chat tonight?

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Top Five Post

Where did this year go? I feel like it was just a couple days ago that I was planning my wedding and getting ready for fall!! With the year coming to an end, I wanted to share with you my favorite top 5 posts from this year! 

1. Our Wedding Video– This shows our amazing day. A day that I wish I could relive over and over again. Everything went perfect, and I love watching this to remind me how lucky I am to have the best husband ever. 
2. Love A LEO aka Law Enforcement Officer. I love this post. All those quotes are so true! Loving a officer can be hard, but it is so worth it! (Justin might be switching to thirds.. YAY), 
3. Wedding Party Recap –  I love this post! I spent so much time and worked with so many Etsy shops to figure out the perfect way to ask our bridesmaids and groomsmen! 
4. How To Find The Perfect Wedding Dress–  This post is near and dear to me.. Why? Because I had a horrible time finding “my” wedding dress. It was not one hundred percent fun, and super stressful. But looking back, I am so glad that I got the dress I did! 
5. Police Goodie Bags –  I love spoiling my police officer! So these goodie bags were a perfect way to do it! I loved sharing this post with over police wives too! 
What was your favorite post of 2015?
 
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Our Wedding Video

The day of your wedding goes by so fast! There are so many special moments about my wedding that I want to remember forever! Pictures do a good job, but nothing compares to having a wedding video! I know when your planning a wedding, your thinking.. this much money for a video? Well, I almost made the mistake of not having a videographer! But, I am so lucky at the last minute that I decided to hire one!

What did you think of our video? 
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Get Money Back From Christmas Shopping

First, I love online shopping (But, only if you have free shipping). Second, I love Ebates! Making money off purchases I would have to buy anyway, just make shopping a little better! We have all seen the commercials.. they say they make hundreds.. Well I am going to be honey with you all.. I have made 60 dollars this Christmas Season. I did about 95%  of my shopping online this weekend, and now in February I will get a “Big Fat Check” for around 60 dollars. I mean how easy can it get?
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Right now, Ebates is offering double cash back! Which makes this deal even better! You guys have to try this if you have not. I mean why not get cash back on purchases you are going to make anyways? I ordered our wedding book through Mixbook and received 19% cash back! Just by using Ebates.. I does not get any easier than that!  So go sign up for Ebates and finish your Christmas Shopping! 
Do you do your Christmas Shopping online? Have you ever used Ebates?




Below is an awesome giveaway for you that live in Ohio! 

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It’s Christmas Time

Can you believe that today is the last day of November. Where did this year go? I can’t believe we have one last month of 2015! But, now that Thanksgiving is over, I can officially say it’s Christmas Time! I just love the holiday season! Spending time with family, having all the Christmas Decorations up, having the fireplace on. What more could you want?

Christmas Decorations and Printables

I am also super excited so show you one of the new prints I received from Lora at Craftivity Designs. I love how printable have become so popular! they are an inexpensive way to have great decorations!

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Love this “Ho Ho Ho” printable! It goes perfect with all my picture frames! Lora has way more than just Christmas designs, so make sure you go check out her Etsy Shop! ((Also, Just for you guys, she is giving away three FREE printables!)

 Arn’t these just amazing! Just think of all the places you could use these at your house! The giveaway will be on on Instagram so don’t forget to check it out! Easy to enter.. Easy to win!

Our house is “officially” ready for Christmas, and I am so excited to show your all!







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