Attention Whore- HOURS late!

So yesterday around 6 PM I wanted to get a blog post up that would allow me to totally just attention whore. But for some reason blogger was adding my videos insanely slow!


Then I come back around 11:30 PM thinking that FB would upload them faster and I could just embed them here….but no luck….


And in the midst of all of this more great stuff happened (new stuff in red text)


But for some reason I laid awake until 5 AM and I’m up now (at 8:45 AM) and feel totally awake which is sooooo strange.


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I had a totally different post in mind for today but I’ve been lagging (didn’t take a shower until 12) and this particular post requires me to search for video (that DOES exist) somewhere on my computer…. (Edit: I started typing this post out at like 5 PM. It’s now 11:25 and I’m still trying to get it up because of stoopid blogger.) 


So do you mind if I take a minute to completely attention whore some really cool stuff? 


First my husband decided today was a good day to love me in my language….which just happens to be gift receiving (hush…I’m not really shallow). He came home and surprised with my first sewing table, flowers, and sewing machine case. He’s now been working on putting the thing together for about 2 hours. I start my sewing class Monday and I’m getting all kinds of goosebumps!




Then when my lovely hubby arrived home so did my now all-time favorite sexy mom high-heels. OMG I am soooooo in love with these (and so is my husband). They are super comfy, the right size heel to chase a terrorizing terrific toddler in, and just plain AWESOME. I’ve been watching these on Piperlime and thinking them over for awhile and the other day I was in my email searching my “Items Wanted” (I clearly I have issues) folder with a hankering to purchase and came across these. And it was my lucky day because they we’re on sale for $60. Unfortunately it’s not your lucky day because they are no longer on sale…but trust me….they are worth it. Even my hubby agrees I should spend the extra $40 and get another pair.


Then Cody Simpson’s (click here to find out who Cody is) iYiY hit iTunes yesterday (front page) and we just found out that in 24 hours iYiY is number #95 on the top 100 iTunes list. This is AWESOME for new artist and it’s only the second day! And it’s number #19 on the Australian iTunes chart! To hear the song in full hit his YouTube page.



Edit: Now as of Thursday, June 3rd at 8:47 AM the song jumped 27 spots overnight and is now #68 on US charts!





And #14 on Aussie charts!


But that’s not all folks. The Billboard article on Cody (and featuring a mini quote from the hubsters) is also on-line as the front page! And on news stands the 5th.


And not to be out down………. A delicious grilled lunch Phoenix made for me today.




Boy does it get any better??


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I’m baaaaaaack….and tanner then usual.

It’s always sad when vacation is over isn’t it? I find myself on land again and getting caught up with work, laundry, the Google Reader, birthday party planning, and life.

But luckily we have been extremely blessed and are going to be taking more mini vacations this summer.

My family and I loved Duck so much that we decided to buy a property down there. So fingers crossed next summer we’ll be packing up to go to our own beach house. Love. Love. Love, that idea.

So are you read for an obscene amount of pictures? I condescend into collages (love that feature in Picasa) so it wouldn’t be too much.












Also I have finally “upgraded” and I am in the process of having this here blog transferred over to WordPress and I have gotten my own domain (www.beforethebabywakes.com). So all of you’s (watching NJ Housewives) who are subscribed and such make sure you update your feeds and bookmarks so you can still check-check-me out.





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Need your help-Nemo Birthday Invitations????

I’m completely taking a break from blogging because of vacation but I need to ask you a favor….


Which of these invitations do you like best for Phoenix’s birthday party?




My Gatsby (this is a magnet)



Now let me say that I am one of those people that is not huge on overly saturated character things. So although the party is Nemo theme I don’t want like EVERYTHING Nemo. Know what I mean?


So which invitation do you like best? Have you seen any other cute fish Nemo invitations? I’ve checked Etsy & Tiny Prints.

Oh and vote for my Little Phoenix. 

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Vote for Phoenix!

Yesterday I asked for votes for my little lovely lovely niece Penelope.

Today I am asking for votes for my little guy.

Click here to vote for him through Haute Look

Thank you soooooo much!

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Blogger on Vacation….

“The blogger you are trying to reach is currently out of network and totally unavailable…..


Doing a little of this



And a little bit of that



And some of this (the laughing part….get your minds out the gutter! Sheesh!)


And lots of this



So she won’t be doing much of this



But don’t hang up just yet!”


If you are new here (and I seem to have some new faces) hit the right sidebar and catch up under the archives or read some post I think  hope you’ll like.


Provocative Thoughts


BTBW Karaoke Style

10 Sanity Saving Tips


10 reasons I’m a bad mom


Boys will be


Best designer flash sales 


Bloggerazzi- Dirty Dirty Kit


Random facts about ME


Also I want to know…are you Mitchell who likes to hit up the lavender farms on vacation or like Cam and you want to just be lazy and hang by the pool/beach/or bed (for naps!)? If you watch Modern Family you’ll totally get this…if not…Translation: I want to know what kind of vacations do you like? Bustling with activities or do you enjoy basking in laziness? Me? LAZY all the way.

We’ll be back on Sunday and I’m sure I’ll have loads of pictures and hopefully a fantastic tan! Oh  and pray the weather gets better. Bad ripe tides today and cloudy weather. 





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Vote for Penelope Polka-Dot!

Could all of you do me a HUGE HUGE favor and vote for my niece Penelope?


Isn’t she like the most beautiful little girl???? Ahhhhhhh  I love her soooooooooooooo

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Random & Peculiar Facts

I get tons of emails every day asking me “Alex! Alex! Please tell us more about you! You seem like such a cool awesome chick that I would love to hang out with in real life. I would love to know more random and peculiar facts abouts you”



So here you go “Betsy” here are 10 random facts for you (Betsy is the other personality in my head. She emails me all day long. I wonder how she gets email access?? And how “Betsy” would we actually hang out?)





1. I used to be afraid of mustard- like when I was in Bible School people would chase me around with it and I’d scream. But fast-forward and a few months ago I have found myself eating it every once in awhile

2. I had my first s’more 3 years ago and I HATE them.

3. Eye graguated hi-scool at aged 15. Top of my class baby.

4. I’ve never been out of the country.

5. I was engaged (with parental consent) when I was 16 (had something to do with going to Bible School.)



6. I don’t know how to blow bubble gum, blow up a balloon, whistle or snap my fingers. (Hmmm…maybe that was a class in Bible School The Biblical Reasons not to Blow. ?? LOL)

7. I have a super fantastic memory. Almost scary how great it is. All my memories are categorized by what outfit I’m wearing. Just ask my husband.

8. Speaking of husbands….I was dating my husband before we actually “met” (is that a story you’d be interested in?)

9. I can’t say the words vagina or penis without cringing (again probably has something to do with the whole Bible school thing)

10. I turn off the TV when scary movie previews come on.



I’ve linked this post up at “Friend Friday” over at Modly Chic





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So this is what I wore: Mommy

Shirt- Charlotte Russe – Love this because it looks like a slip or something
Tank- Target (I think)
Jeans- Aeropostale- Clearly I love these jeans.  
Shoes-Target
Hat-Eugenia Kim for Target
Earrings- Express


Not the most creative or inspired outfit. I rolled over at 10 AM and realized I was way late for church so this was what I put together in 20 minutes. You all are probably sick of seeing these jeans, but really I love them. I own maybe 10 pairs of jeans (Should I own more? I’m not a big jeans fan) and three are these distressed style but these Aero’s are so perfectly worn in and comfy. They’re actually about 2 sizes to big (yeah!) but I LOOOOOVE them. Maybe after vacation I’ll start a jean shopping trip.


I also need some new simple black leather flip flops and some wedges but I’m seriously not finding anything of interest in the shoe department lately. 







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