Monday, September 30, 2013

Day 10, My First Love and First Kiss

This one I think is going to be a lot of repeat of the my current relationship post because Ryan was my first love and my first kiss but I will try and branch out a little bit and talk about some other things too!

This story is about me so here is a picture so you can picture me during it all!

So I guess where I will start is my long history of thinking I loved lots of boys but I was just boy crazy my whole life and now I am only crazy for one boy!

I had my first boyfriend in 5th grade, if you can really count it as being a real relationship, we were more like really good friends because we didn't even hold hands but we spent all day at school together. His name was Ryan Crowder, I must like this name or something, and he asked me to be his girlfriend the very first day of school even thought he was new and I had never met him. Well actually during recess he had my neighbor come up to me and ask me to be his girlfriend for him because he was too nervous or something and I said no because I didn't even know him but if we got to know each other better than I would think about it!

I don't remember every detail but eventually I did agree to be his girlfriend. During that year we passed notes during class, we got in a trouble a few times, I remember because we were in the same class and our teacher had been my favorite teacher so far and when he caught us passing notes he sent me out into the hall and I cried because my favorite teacher had punished me but when he came out into the hall to tell me to come back in he saw me crying and he felt so bad! Another fun thing about my first relationship was that it was the first valentines day that I had ever gotten a gift from a boyfriend and it was super cute! He got me some chocolates and a stuffed animal and I had a lot of fun teasing him for being so romantic.

This relationship lasted almost the whole year and it probably would have lasted all through middle school but as I said before I was boy crazy and that is how our cute elementary school relationship came to an end. One day our class was rewarded with extra recess time so Ryan and I went over and we were playing tether ball, I was the best in all of the school btw, and this boy named David came up and stood in line to play, he was the only one in line. So I won, obviously since I was the best, and I got to stay and so David would be playing me. As Ryan was walking away though I think he knew what was going to happen because he looked at me and said something about how he was mad at me or something but I was really confused because I had not done anything...yet. Well David and I started to play tether ball and while we were playing David started telling me how he had liked me ever since Kindergarten and how he wanted me to be his girlfriend and even though I already had a boyfriend I said yes to David and broke it off with Ryan, my boyfriend of almost a whole school year. It was because I thought David was really cute.

Yes I know looking back on it now I can see how rude I was and how I probably broke Ryan's heart but I was a selfish little boy crazy girl and don't worry I paid for it too. About a week later our class was watching a movie and I sat over by David but I had to run an errand for my teacher. When I was on my way back to the class one of David's friends came up to me and told me that David was breaking up with me! Then as I walked back into the classroom I saw him next to Jen! She had stolen my boyfriend from me and we had only been dating, and when I say dating I mean hanging out at school, for only a week!

I was super bummed but oh well how much can you cry over a week long relationship? School ended soon after that and during the summer I went to one of my best friend's birthday parties, his name was Ryan Parks, I know another Ryan! Well Ryan P and I had been friends ever since I could remember, well probably since Kindergarten. I had been to all of his birthday parties and we hung out all the time so it was no surprise that I was invited to this party. I did notice though that he had been acting strange all day. One thing we did during the party was make the bounce house wall collapse by jumping into it and when you did that you would get stuck so Ryan would try every time to help me up but my friend Victoria would push him out of the way and help me instead. It doesn't sound that strange I guess but just the way he was doing it was not how he normally acted towards me so I knew something was up. Well at the end of the party when everyone had left except for Victoria and I Ryan came up to me and asked if we could talk in his play house alone. I said yes and up in his play house he asked me to be his girlfriend.

He was already one of my best friends so why shouldn't I let him be my boyfriend? Well we didn't see each other for the rest of the summer until the first day of school. I had told a few of my friends that we were BF and GF and guess what he did? He denied the whole thing! I was mad at him for about a day and we were back to being best buds!

Well I still had a crush on David and one day my friend Anna and I, we walked home together everyday, walked home with David and his sister. Anna was friends with his sister and so they were walking and talking and I decided to walk and talk with David. All I remember from our conversation though was me asking him if he regretted breaking up with me for Jen and he said yes and then we got back together for another whole week. This time he broke up with me again but it was my fault because I was so nervous to hang out with him or even talk to him that I would pretty much ignore him in the halls in school so he broke up with me with a note.

Soon after that though Ryan Crowder and I were back together and that relationship went on and off for about a year and a half. Then I moved to Connecticut, before I had been living in Colorado. In Connecticut I think I had a crush on every boy! I had one boyfriend for about a week but I broke up with him because my friends didn't like him very much. Then I didn't have any boyfriends until Ryan but I had a couple crushes who I went on dates with one of them I even held hands with, my first hand holding ever!

Of course I thought all of these boys I loved and maybe I did love one or two of them but not as much as I know I love Ryan Blegen! He was my first and last kiss and he is my dream guy! Our kiss was very romantic... haha not really but I thought it was amazing! It was a little slobbery, from him not me, and he thought I was running away from him, we were on a couch and I was on the inside and he leaned in and I sunk into the couch, but I loved every second of it especially the man it was with!

Ryan Blegen will always be my first true love and I am so happy about that!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Protein Bakery Review and Giveaway! 9/28-10/5

I love treats, especially chocolate but to stay healthy I can't eat it as much as I would like. I thought this until I found Protein Bakery. They provide healthier baked goods that can fit into anyone's diet. Read below to find out more about their yummy products!

 The Samples I got were:
-Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip cookies
-Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies
-Black and White Blondie
-Peanut Butter and White Chocolate Chip Cookie
-Peanut Butter Brownie
-Chocolate White Chip Cookie
-Peanut Butter Blondie
-Chocolate Chip Brownie

My top three were the Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Cookies, the Peanut Butter Brownie, and the Chocolate Chip Brownie. As you can see there is a bit of a theme with these three products. They are all chocolate and two of them are peanut butter. So if you didn't know, you know now, that I love chocolate and peanut butter especially together!

I remember eating snacks like these in grade school but when I look back I remember the treats I ate were very dry even right after opening the package so I assumed that these would be the same way. They weren't! When I opened these samples and ate them they were very soft and they fell apart in my mouth! I especially liked the peanut butter that they used, it was very smooth and creamy!

The owner of Protein Bakery's goal for this company is to provide a treat that can fit into anyone's diet because each treat is filled with "muscle-building protein" (From the Protein Bakery website.) On their site it says, "Our trans-fat free, preservative free, and wheat flour-free recipes are also nutritionally balanced. We combine natural ingredients like heart-healthy rolled oats rolled oats, light brown sugar, and the finest chocolate." Head over to their site to read Stephen Charles Lincoln's story of how and why he got this company started.

Also Protein Bakery is having me host a giveaway for A Taste of Protein Bakery which will include, 2 brownies/blondies, 2 cookie 2 packs and 2 minis! Enter below for your chance to win!

One other way you can win products from Protein Bakery is by entering their Show Us The Muscle Giveaway. All you have to do is take a picture of yourself making a muscle while holding any of the Protein Bakery products. Send your picture to and you will automatically be entered into the contest to win a Baker's Assorted Gift Set and a Protein Bakery t-shirt. You can also click the Show Us The Muscle Promo link below for more info!

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Kid Teez Review!

What is cuter than babies? Babies in funny baby onsies!

The onsie that my daughter got from Kid Teez is a pun on a cow and the word mustache. Typically I would probably buy this onsie for a boy baby but I thought that I could also match this with a cute black or pink head band or bow and it would instantly be an adorable girl outfit!

 Kid Teez have so many funny onsies for boys and girls. They are perfect gifts for birthdays, baby showers and Christmas! They don't just have funny onsies though. Of course most people know that Breast Cancer awareness month is coming up in a few days and they have a lot of onsies and shirts (for toddlers, kids and youth) just in time to spread the word!

Head over to their site to check out what they have!

Monday, September 16, 2013

De Lish Review!

 Above are the two items I received from De-Lish, a brand under The Perfect Bite co.. They are Chipotle Chicken Crostini and Hot Dog Puffs. These snacks are perfect for finger foods at a party or even as just a quick meal.

Here is what they all look like frozen before they go into the oven. All you need to do is stick them in the oven for about 20 minutes and then you have...

Then you have finger food perfect for any occasion! These products are available at Walgreens along with Spinach and Artichoke Cheese Dip.

I was not a big fan of the chicken crisotinis but I did like the hot dogs puffs. The breading was very soft and the hot dogs tasted like hot dogs haha!

Check out other De-Lish items and the Perfect Bite Co. below!

Petite Lemon Review and Giveaway! 9/17-9/24

With a little baby in the house we have been experiencing and tracking many milestones. Right now Savannah can crawl, pull herself up, sit up on her own, say dada and uh-oh. Another exciting part of having a baby in your home is watching them grow and I love to keep track of that also! She has gained over 10 pounds since she was born and she has grown about 5 inches.

The way that we have started keeping track of Savannah's height is with our new Petite Lemon Growth Chart. They have so many different charts to choose from with different designs and even ones that you can insert their picture in. I love our Petite Lemon growth chart, it is adorable and perfect for Savannah's room!

I chose the All About Love growth chart which includes a picture of my choice! All of the growth charts also have a spot for your child's name right at the top! Also a really great part about this growth chart is the material it is made of. It is not made of paper it is made of canvas paper, or you can buy a less expensive one made of poster paper but I would highly recommend getting one made out of canvas it feel very durable and I know it will last a very long time!

Using this growth chart was a little hard with a squirmy 8 month old who can't stand on her own yet but my husband and I managed to get her to stand still long enough and straight enough to take a picture and mark her height.

 As you can see above I just used a marker to mark where her height was and then I wrote in the date!

Check out their websites and other items! 

Also my contact from Petite Lemon has agreed to do a giveaway with The Blegen Bunch for a $25 gift card to Petite Lemon! Enter below for your chance to win!
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Friday, September 13, 2013

Big Idea Personalized Luggage Tag Review and Giveaway!

Does anyone ever get off a plane and when you're waiting for your luggage you see a bag that is identical to yours? Or you forget which bag you packed? Well if you don't I feel a little strange because it happens to me almost every time I go. Or instead of forgetting which bag was mine, my bag gets dirty on the plane and is darker than I remember so I watch it go around a few times before I risk it and take it off the belt!

Well with this new item I will never have that problem again!

These luggage tags are designed by Big Idea Personalized and are sold on their Etsy shop. They have so many different designs to choose from that I had such a hard time trying to decide which one to choose. I did end up choosing this adorable deign that you see above which of course I chose to be pink since it is my favorite color but you can get this design with your initial in many other colors.

Another great thing about this luggage tag is that it has your address on the back so if you unfortunately loose your luggage, whoever finds it will be able to get it right back to you. Especially if it is the airport who found it, they will not have an excuse for not getting back your lost luggage.

Right now since I don't have any trips planned for the near future I have put it on the diaper bag and it works perfectly.

Even Savannah approves of it! It is also good to have when she gets cranky because she loves to play with it and it is hard plastic so I feel safe letting her play with it and letting her stick it in her mouth!

A great thing about their shop is that all of their products make perfect gifts for birthdays and holidays and there is a big holiday coming up in just a few months... Christmas of course... so check out their other products and see if there is anything perfect for one of your family members!

So now that you know all about this awesome product head over to Big Idea Personalized Etsy shop and facebook so check out their luggage tags and their other great products! Also enter below to win your very own personalized luggage tag!

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Pretzel Crisps Review!

So I am sure many of your have seen Pretzel Crisps® in the grocery store before and some of you have probably even tried them but did you know that they have 7 different flavors? I had no idea they did. I thought they were just original and that was it. So to be honest I have never really been a fan of the original Pretzel Crisps® by themselves but I was excited to get the chance to try out their other flavors to see how they compared.

The flavors that they have are:
-Buffalo Wing
-Chipotle Cheddar
-Garlic Parmesan
-Jalapeno Jack

I am now a fan of Pretzel Crisps®! Still not a fan of original flavor but I know if I had tried it with a topping like some pico than I would have loved it.

My top four were Buffalo Wing, Garlic Parmesan, Chipotle Cheddar and Jalapeno Jack! I liked these flavors the most because they tasted good on their own and with a topping, I used laughing cow cheese. When I got these I didn't really have anything for a topping so I went out and bought the laughing cow cheese but when I brought it home and tried it with the pretzels I realized that a lot of them need a stronger topping.

The three I liked the most had a strong flavoring but the others didn't have enough flavor. I think I would have liked it better if the Everything pretzels had a stronger garlic flavor but when I ate them they tasted more like the original along with the sesame.

I would buy Pretzel Crisps® again, probably in the four flavors that I liked the most. I would consider buying the other flavors if I found a stronger topping that I liked.

Check out their website, facebook and to see what other products they have and to see where you can buy yourself some pretzel crisps!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Back to School Krusteaz Cookie Review and Giveaway!

I got a chance this past month to try the three flavors for the new molten deep dish cookies from Krusteaz! August and September are also the months when most  schools in America start up for the year and although I don't have kids in school yet I think that this treat is a perfect one to stick into your child's lunch, keep reading to find out why.

So these cookies are awesome! When I heard about them for the first time I pictured my favorite part of the cruise I went on, the molten lava cake yumm. I think that these desserts are a great idea. I would not have thought of making a cookie with a center but it is delicious.

The flavors are:

Classic Cookie with gooey chocolate center.

Sugar Cookie with chocolate center. 

and Chocolate Cookie with caramel center.

My favorite of the three was the sugar cookies! I wish I had more right now while I am writing this because I can feel my mouth watering just thinking about them. I also liked the classic cookie. I made the classic cookies and brought them over to a friends house for game night and our friends and their kids all thought that the cookies were very good.

Although I loved the Sugar and Classic cookies a lot, I was not a fan of the chocolate caramel cookies. I don't like warm caramel though so that is probably why I didn't like these cookies. I did have my husband and brother try them and they both liked them a lot.

These  cookies are perfect for outings with friends or a treat in your kids lunch box. Enter below for your chance to win all three boxes of flavors for yourself and your family! Also don't forget to visit their website to check out their other great products!

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Friday, September 6, 2013

Day 9, How I Hope My Future Will Be Like!

I have been thinking about this a lot lately. I do love some things about where I am at right now like my husband and our beautiful baby girl. I love the Waterbury ward and the friends we have been making. I love that I can be so close to my parents and siblings. I love that I have the opportunity to finish my degree and that my husband got the wonderful opportunity to work in the company and job that he is working in.

I know that where we are right now is temporary and there are things that I am sad about when I think about leaving this state and ward and my family but there are also things that I am really excited about.

In my future I want to be a graduate from WGU with my bachelor's degree for interdisciplinary studies for teaching 1st-8th grade. I want to be a stay at home mom though. I want to have perfected my menu plan and be cooking dinner every night for my family having the meal done and on the table in time for Ryan to get home from work.

In the future I want a HUGE family! If it was just up to me I would probably have 6-8 kids no problem but of course I am in a loving marriage and we work together so together we would like to have 4-6 kids! I love Savannah so much and I can't wait to be able to give her siblings who she can grow with and play with and who she can develop friendships with.

In the immediate future, so meaning as soon as we move out of our current apartment which should be April whether we move to a different state or just move to a different apartment complex in CT then I want to live somewhere with washer and dryer connections inside our apartment or home! I am just getting more and more annoyed with the fact that my washer and dryer are sitting in my parents basement and that I can't use them and instead I have to pay $3 a load and I can only do laundry on days when someone can come over and help me... I just cannot wait to be able to use my washer and dryer while also being home alone with Savannah and when she is awake!

In my future I am excited to be able to call somewhere my home and by this I mean I can't wait to live somewhere for more than a year and to know that we will be there long enough to even buy a house. I can't wait to buy a house and to decorate it and fill it with children haha!

So there you go. That is what I hope my future will be like. With my house full of children and my house wife super powers! I am so excited for my future but that does not stop me from enjoying where I am now and I love that too!

Let me know where you want your future to be like in the comments!