Wednesday, June 15, 2016

#HashtagHumpday | 16 Weeks Prego

Hey girl hey!

It's #HashtagHumpday! You know the drill - drop your link below and visit my favorite gal pal/blogger in crime Laura while you're at it. Y'all are a real peach :)

#Hashtaghumpday @ Genuinely Lauren

Lets call these rules the 'skinny' because rules sounds way too formal and this is anything but:
  - Talk about whatever you like! Just as long as you ad a #hashtag at the end of it because it's #fun
  - Link your post up here or with my gal pal Laura so we can read all about your life and thoughts #takenoprisoners
  - Comment on at least one other post and make friends because that's the point of linkup right? #letsbefriends
  - Share it on social media and add #hashtaghumpday #allofthesocialmedia
  - Have fun! #hashtageverything

A little update on the pregnancy front, since that is about the only thing exciting going on in my life at the moment. #pregopost


I'm now poking out more and more every week passing.

I just had an appointment yesterday and got to see the little one! Apparently an ultrasound wasn't in the cards for the appointment but they allowed it since they know Blake isn't here and I can send the ultrasounds to him.

I got to hear the heartbeat for the first time!


No weight gain yet, which I'm told is normal. My doctor is predicting I'm going to gain about 25lbs and all I'm thinking about is how fun that is going to be to lose post baby #pleasecatchonmysarcasm

Countdown to 2 weeks until we find out the sex of the baby! #teamboyorteamgirl #myvoteisboy





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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

#HashtagHumpday | Yes, I'm still here

Hey girl hey!

It's #HashtagHumpday! You know the drill - drop your link below and visit my favorite gal pal/blogger in crime Laura while you're at it. Y'all are a real peach :)

#Hashtaghumpday @ Genuinely Lauren

Lets call these rules the 'skinny' because rules sounds way too formal and this is anything but:
  - Talk about whatever you like! Just as long as you ad a #hashtag at the end of it because it's #fun
  - Link your post up here or with my gal pal Laura so we can read all about your life and thoughts #takenoprisoners
  - Comment on at least one other post and make friends because that's the point of linkup right? #letsbefriends
  - Share it on social media and add #hashtaghumpday #allofthesocialmedia
  - Have fun! #hashtageverything


Yes, y'all. I am still here! And feeling all sorts of pregnant and exhausted. Hence my accidental absence. I'm sorry, please forgive me!

For my absence, here's a picture of finally looking pregnant at 14 weeks :)








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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

#HashtagHumpday | Life is Hard

Hey girl hey!

It's #HashtagHumpday! You know the drill - drop your link below and visit my favorite gal pal/blogger in crime Laura while you're at it. Y'all are a real peach :)

#Hashtaghumpday @ Genuinely Lauren

Lets call these rules the 'skinny' because rules sounds way too formal and this is anything but:
  - Talk about whatever you like! Just as long as you ad a #hashtag at the end of it because it's #fun
  - Link your post up here or with my gal pal Laura so we can read all about your life and thoughts #takenoprisoners
  - Comment on at least one other post and make friends because that's the point of linkup right? #letsbefriends
  - Share it on social media and add #hashtaghumpday #allofthesocialmedia
  - Have fun! #hashtageverything

Life is hard right now. Ergo my absence. Still trying to get into the habit of holding down the fort here, retraining all 3 of my dogs, and top it off I'm in my first trimester with some major morning sickness. #ijustwanttosnuggleonthecouchallday

But I'm not making excuses for myself, which it sounds like I am, I just don't want to do anything once I get home and I'm done doing all of the shit I need to do.

On the plus side, as I'm entering my 10th week, my morning sickness is no longer constant all day. It comes at random times but I'll take that over not being able to eat anything all day #okimoffmysoapboxnow

On another note, cooking for one is pretty boring and has just brought me back to college of eating pasta all.the.time. #ilikepastathough #butineednewfoodideasforone



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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

#HashtagHumpday | Happy Birthday to Me!

Hey girl hey!

It's #HashtagHumpday! You know the drill - drop your link below and visit my favorite gal pal/blogger in crime Laura while you're at it. Y'all are a real peach :)

#Hashtaghumpday @ Genuinely Lauren

Lets call these rules the 'skinny' because rules sounds way too formal and this is anything but:
  - Talk about whatever you like! Just as long as you ad a #hashtag at the end of it because it's #fun
  - Link your post up here or with my gal pal Laura so we can read all about your life and thoughts #takenoprisoners
  - Comment on at least one other post and make friends because that's the point of linkup right? #letsbefriends
  - Share it on social media and add #hashtaghumpday #allofthesocialmedia
  - Have fun! #hashtageverything

It's my birthday today! And all I'm going to do today is relax.Since I'm pregnant I can't have the cocktail that I want or really have a full blown meal due to nausea. But birthday fro-yo is on the agenda for today!






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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

#HashtagHumpday | We've Grown to 3

Hey girl hey!

It's #HashtagHumpday! You know the drill - drop your link below and visit my favorite gal pal/blogger in crime Laura while you're at it. Y'all are a real peach :)

#Hashtaghumpday @ Genuinely Lauren

Lets call these rules the 'skinny' because rules sounds way too formal and this is anything but:
  - Talk about whatever you like! Just as long as you ad a #hashtag at the end of it because it's #fun
  - Link your post up here or with my gal pal Laura so we can read all about your life and thoughts #takenoprisoners
  - Comment on at least one other post and make friends because that's the point of linkup right? #letsbefriends
  - Share it on social media and add #hashtaghumpday #allofthesocialmedia
  - Have fun! #hashtageverything


If y'all saw the news yesterday on Instaram...

YES! We are growing to 3! Or 6, if you count my 3 toddler aged dogs. #babymakesus6 #babyMullikin

I would love to do bumpdates just because I think they're fun and I've always wanted to do those posts that you see all on Pinterest and what not. I don't care if they're not the most popular - but this is my first so I want to document everything.

Is this the best time with Blake leaving soon? Not really. But timing is never actually ideal. Especially we just had one of our dogs break their leg 2 weeks ago. But we couldn't be more thrilled. The more and more we think about it, the more we get excited about our family growing.




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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

#HashtagHumpday | 2 Dogs and a Gimp

Hey girl hey!

It's #HashtagHumpday! You know the drill - drop your link below and visit my favorite gal pal/blogger in crime Laura while you're at it. Y'all are a real peach :)

#Hashtaghumpday @ Genuinely Lauren

Lets call these rules the 'skinny' because rules sounds way too formal and this is anything but:
  - Talk about whatever you like! Just as long as you ad a #hashtag at the end of it because it's #fun
  - Link your post up here or with my gal pal Laura so we can read all about your life and thoughts #takenoprisoners
  - Comment on at least one other post and make friends because that's the point of linkup right? #letsbefriends
  - Share it on social media and add #hashtaghumpday #allofthesocialmedia
  - Have fun! #hashtageverything

Life has been a little crazy as of late here in the Mullikin household. More like it's just a string of bad luck over and over the past week. Almost to the point that I'm just hoping for some good news to come my way really soon. It would be much appreciated. #imtalkingtoyoumothernature #bringsomesunshinemyway

Lets start with Friday. I'm getting ready for work and the hounds are playing rough as usual on the bed. The next second I see Gordon jumping off the bed and then land hard on the ground yelping the loudest howl I've ever heard. Turns out he got his leg caught in the bed frame while trying to jump off the bed and hurt it real bad and couldn't stand up on it.
So we rushed him to the vet, hoping that he just dislocated it or something not very major. Later in the afternoon they call and say he cracked his femur above his knee cap and his options were either to have surgery to repair it for a hefty cost or amputate it for a much lesser cost.

I'm in tears all day thinking how can we afford either option and with the terrible timing of Blake scheduled to leave in the next few weeks - thinking how can I handle 2 rambunctious puppies and a future gimp for the next 6 months all by myself.

We ended up going with the surgery option to repair his leg - so he gets to keep all 4 even though it didn't really slow him down at all because he was pretty strong hobbling around on 3 legs. We got the Care Credit and ended up covering the entire amount. We had to take him up to Dothan on Monday morning for the surgery and picked him up yesterday and now he's recovering in his new kennel for the next month. They said we have to keep them all separated for at least the next 2 weeks through the hard part of his recovery. He's already trying to walk on it which is extremely surprising.

Luckily, Blake will be here for the hard part of his recovery - with getting his stitches out and needed to be separated from the other 2. We're so incredibly lucky with all of the help we were offered when this kindof came crashing down on us on Friday.

Also, I sent an email to our pet trainer about what to for Collins shitty behavior. They suggested we do a behavior consult to get a feel of where to go in regards to training and reasonings for his behavior. After the initial consult they will recommend if we have to do more sessions, individual training, or another group session. I'm hoping this will help him - especially since I'll be alone very soon and will have to be putting them in daycare a few times the next 6 months.

Basically, all of my money for the next 6 months are going towards my dogs and their impending problems. Good thing I love them so much, right?



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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

#HashtagHumpday | Life This Week

Hey girl hey!

It's #HashtagHumpday! You know the drill - drop your link below and visit my favorite gal pal/blogger in crime Laura while you're at it. Y'all are a real peach :)

#Hashtaghumpday @ Genuinely Lauren

Lets call these rules the 'skinny' because rules sounds way too formal and this is anything but:
  - Talk about whatever you like! Just as long as you ad a #hashtag at the end of it because it's #fun
  - Link your post up here or with my gal pal Laura so we can read all about your life and thoughts #takenoprisoners
  - Comment on at least one other post and make friends because that's the point of linkup right? #letsbefriends
  - Share it on social media and add #hashtaghumpday #allofthesocialmedia
  - Have fun! #hashtageverything

So, I'm a little late to the party here. I went to bed super early last night (much needed) and went into work to do some overtime today and... here we are. Finally sitting and relaxing. All while my dogs are barking their heads off and I question why I got them in the first place #imjustkidding #ilovethembuthatethematthesametime

I would love to post way more often than my little Wednesday Hump day party I've been doing frequently. But, I just don't think it's going to happen. At least not until Blake leaves in a few weeks. Especially now that I get to spend time with him for more hours after work - but that also means going to sleep early. Hope y'all are okay with my bare presence for the time being :) #ipromiseillbebackinfullforce #dontforgetaboutme

Harley is now half way through obedience class and is doing a lot better than Collins ever did. But now, I might have to put Collins back through beginner obedience because he is even more awful than he was when we first got him. He is such a diva, barks at anyone and everyone (including me), and now doesn't know how to react around other dogs. Like, I can't even take him to a dog park because lately his attitude sucks towards other dogs - it's not an aggressive attitude but he's not being very friendly either. Basically I need help because I don't know how to fix it. #illgetoffmysoapboxnow #heresmytinyviolin

We celebrated 2 years of marriage! #herestoalifetimemore

I finished my 3rd race of the year! And I've realized that from here on out it's just going to get hotter and hotter the deeper and deeper I get into the summer #ihatehumidity #andrunning

If you love Instagram, even though they're changing their feed which is pretty bogus, I'm doing a photo challenge #bloginstragramchallenge316 with some fellow bloggers and you should join in for the rest of the month!
We traded in Blake's 2015 Dyna Low Ride for a 2016 Fat Boy S last week and I'm so pumped for the bike! Not only is it super comfortable for me - but the thing hauls like no other. Blake wasn't too happy about trading in his baby, but it's a better bike that's going to hold up over time and the value won't take a major hit like the Dyna did #happywifehappylife #helovesthenewbiketoo

That's it for this weeks news! Tune in next week to see if I'll get some times from my class tonight on how to kick Collins' current attitude - and for other things too :)



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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

#HashtagHumpday

Hey girl hey!

It's #HashtagHumpday! You know the drill - drop your link below and visit my favorite gal pal/blogger in crime Laura while you're at it. Y'all are a real peach :)

#Hashtaghumpday @ Genuinely Lauren

Lets call these rules the 'skinny' because rules sounds way too formal and this is anything but:
  - Talk about whatever you like! Just as long as you ad a #hashtag at the end of it because it's #fun
  - Link your post up here or with my gal pal Laura so we can read all about your life and thoughts #takenoprisoners
  - Comment on at least one other post and make friends because that's the point of linkup right? #letsbefriends
  - Share it on social media and add #hashtaghumpday #allofthesocialmedia
  - Have fun! #hashtageverything

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

#HashtagHumpday | Up to Lately

Hey girl hey!

It's #HashtagHumpday! You know the drill - drop your link below and visit my favorite gal pal/blogger in crime Laura while you're at it. Y'all are a real peach :)

#Hashtaghumpday @ Genuinely Lauren

Lets call these rules the 'skinny' because rules sounds way too formal and this is anything but:
  - Talk about whatever you like! Just as long as you ad a #hashtag at the end of it because it's #fun
  - Link your post up here or with my gal pal Laura so we can read all about your life and thoughts #takenoprisoners
  - Comment on at least one other post and make friends because that's the point of linkup right? #letsbefriends
  - Share it on social media and add #hashtaghumpday #allofthesocialmedia
  - Have fun! #hashtageverything

Secretly I feel a little bit better about myself that I'm not the only one that has fallen off the blogging wagon. Like, I think about it all day "Oh, I get to write and post pretty things" and then it gets to when I get home and all I want to do is just sit on the couch and spend time with my husband; especially with him leaving in the next month #sorrynotsorry #illbebetteripromise #maybe

However, my Instagram game is strong. So you can definitely keep up with me there :) Especially this month, I'm hosting a blogging challenge for March! #bloginstagramchallenge316

My poor little Gordon has been walking with a limp the past week and the last few days have been really bad where he's not eating like normal and always laying down. So I'm taking him to the vet this morning and hopefully it's just a sprain or something and won't result in a really expensive vet bill. I also was supposed to have Gordon starting obedience classes today too and since he can barely stand I don't think he would be able to learn everything and that's not fair to him. So, Harley will be taking his place - especially since he's been quite the little devil lately. #mullikinbrotherstails #seewhatididthere

Gordon's totally getting a puppiccino after the vet though #hedeservesit #puppytreats

As I'm typing this up, Collins is going crazy and barking at the garbage truck driving around. And all I just said to him was "Hey, asshole!" and he responsed. So, there's that. #mydogsanassholeandknowsit

Now I'm going to spend the day with my BFFIF Sydni that is back for a visit from Missouri and going to go sip pretty drinks on the harbor #ilovewhereilive #isntitpretty??






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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

#HastagHumpday | Call Off the Search Party

Hey girl hey!

It's #HashtagHumpday! You know the drill - drop your link below and visit my favorite gal pal/blogger in crime Laura while you're at it. Y'all are a real peach :)

#Hashtaghumpday @ Genuinely Lauren

Lets call these rules the 'skinny' because rules sounds way too formal and this is anything but:
  - Talk about whatever you like! Just as long as you ad a #hashtag at the end of it because it's #fun
  - Link your post up here or with my gal pal Laura so we can read all about your life and thoughts #takenoprisoners
  - Comment on at least one other post and make friends because that's the point of linkup right? #letsbefriends
  - Share it on social media and add #hashtaghumpday #allofthesocialmedia
  - Have fun! #hashtageverything

Not that y'all really had a search party going, unless they have wine then please, as you were. #nopartylikeawineparty #imstillhere

But really, I'm still here y'all. And I am beat from exhaustion. But for no reason at all. I have no routine at all - and I want so badly to get back into a routine. But I also want to curl up into a ball once I get home onto my couch, with my dogs, a book, and a huge bottle of wine #theresalwayswine #ineedmotivationplease

Sadly I actually have to go into work today - but I get to have a 3 day weekend this weekend so I really can't complain #whatsaweekend #theydontexistinmyjob

On that note, I'm just gonna leave it at that. Have a merry Wednesday and I'm gonna dig myself out of a puddle of a storm and flood we had last night #cheers



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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

#HashtagHumpday | Valentine's Weekend

Hey girl hey!

It's #HashtagHumpday! You know the drill - drop your link below and visit my favorite gal pal/blogger in crime Laura while you're at it. Y'all are a real peach :)

#Hashtaghumpday @ Genuinely Lauren

Lets call these rules the 'skinny' because rules sounds way too formal and this is anything but:
  - Talk about whatever you like! Just as long as you ad a #hashtag at the end of it because it's #fun
  - Link your post up here or with my gal pal Laura so we can read all about your life and thoughts #takenoprisoners
  - Comment on at least one other post and make friends because that's the point of linkup right? #letsbefriends
  - Share it on social media and add #hashtaghumpday #allofthesocialmedia
  - Have fun! #hashtageverything

I'm killing two birds with one stone today - recap of my Valentine's weekend with the hubs AND hashtag it out!

Started off the Valentine's weekend with my favorite #browniebatterforthewin #selfieoritdidnthappen

Swiped up some pretty flowers all for myself. I probably looked like a lonely woman who only loves her dogs - which will probably be me in the next few months anyways once Blake leaves but it looked pretty pathetic #ireallylovemydogs #butidohaveahusbandtoo #ipromise
I made a few planner sticker orders in the beginning of the month and one of them just so conveniently arrived the day before Valentine's day #happyvalentinesdaytome #stickeraddict #buttheyrejustsopretty

I got to spend the weekend all snuggled up with these three balls of fur #ipromiseimnotcrazy #ijustlovedogs

Valentine's day, Blake had to go into work so we wanted to do breakfast before his shift - we tried 3 different restaurants before we ended up where we did. I probably should've realized that it was a Sunday and at a busy time plus a holiday, but we had a good breakfast together #breakfastdate #iactuallyjustlovebrunch #aslongastheresmimosas

Blake's number one Valentine got some snuggles and kisses before he went off to work - this boy is going to be so miserable once he leaves #daddysboy #helovescollinsmorethanme

I also got to pop Blake's Brownie Batter cherry that morning and changed his world. Now donuts are no longer the same without brownie batter filling oozing out of the center #canthebrowniebatterbeyearround #orineedtomakemyown

This was the card I got for Blake and once I saw it I knew it was perfect. We don't get to spend a lot of time together, especially with his leave day approaching closer and closer - but we sure make it work with the time we have #nowimgettingsappy #excusemewhileigotvomitfromfeelings #jkireallylovehim




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