It’s time to link up for the latest edition of Blogger Friends Diaries.
For today’s post, it’s time to introduce you to someone special to me. My husband. He was getting a little jealous that I haven’t asked him yet. So without further ado, let me introduce you to my husband, Darryl! Take it away Darryl!

1.| If you have a specific ringtone for your blogger, what is it? If you don’t have one, what would it be if you did?
I have one of the iPhone ringtones for her. If I had to pick a song, it would be “Save Tonight” by Eagle Eye Cherry. 
*His ringtone is Cannan Smith “Love You Like That”* 
2.| What is something the two of you enjoy doing together? 

My favorite thing to do is lay on the couch and watch tv together. The days where we do absolutely nothing are the best. 

*Or when he let’s me talk about books.*

3.| What is your favorite post of hers that she has ever written? 

My favorite post of hers is the one where she talks about the miscarriages. It took a lot of courage for her to admit it to anyone even herself and when I saw that post, I couldn’t be prouder of her. 

*Weird, that is my favorite post too.  It was one of my scariest posts to write.*

4.| How much time do you think your blogger puts into blogging each week?

Not as much as she would like. She is so busy with work and coaching soccer that sometimes her blog gets put to the side. 

*Sorry about that guys. I’m trying to be better.*

There is a glimpse of my husband. Thanks for stopping by Darryl!
Now don’t forget to link-up here or over at Kelly’s blog! Can’t wait to get to know you and your bestie!

The Local Flavor Swap

It’s been a while since I have done a swap and I’ve missed them so much. When I saw that my favorite ladies over at Chaotic Goddess Swaps announced their local flavor swap, I knew it was time for me join the swap world again, I had such a great time with this swap last year that I was all too eager to sign up again. Read below for the all the sweet deets!

Your Swap Objective: 
Get to know your partner and send them a fantastic package of goodies that are local to your city/state/region. This can include things your area is known for, goods from local artists/authors/makers/musicians, etc.

Your package must
  • Include items your partner would like, based on their preferences.
  • Contain at least 5 items in total, related to the swap theme.
  • Cost $20-$30 before shipping, to ensure relative value between partners
Important Dates to Remember:
  • Sign-ups Open: Monday, June 29th.
  • Sign-ups Close: Monday, July 6th.
  • Giveaway Ends: Tuesday, July 7th.
  • Partners Assigned by: Wednesday, July 8th.
  • Packages Ship: on or by Saturday, July 25th.
  • Show-Off Linky Opens: Wednesday, July 29th.
Local Flavor Swap Rules:
  • After being accepted, you must post on your blog saying you’re participating.  Post must include the button/link back to the sign-ups and must be posted within 3 days of signing up.
  • You must respond to host’s and partner’s emails in a timely fashion.
  • Packages MUST be mailed on or before Saturday, July 25th. (if you have any problem please contact hosts and partner immediately.) 
  • All packages REQUIRE tracking when shipped.  This tracking number must be emailed to your partner and to Chaotic Goddess Swaps when your package is sent out.
  • Flaking wont be tolerated.  If you sign up for the swap you are making a commitment to participate and follow through. Flakers will automatically be added to our Blacklist, which is shared among other swap hosts at our discretion.
  • After receiving your package, you must post about it on your blog and link up with the show-off linky when it is open.  This is non-negotiable. If you also share your reveal on social media, please use the hashtags #LocalFlavorSwap and #CGSwaps so we can see what goodies you got!

5 (on Friday) reasons the U.S. WNT will win the World Cup

Happy Friday Everyone!
This Friday has extra meaning to me. The time has finally come for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Sunday at 4pm, the US Women’s national time will be taking on Japan to bring home the gold. I have been waiting for this moment for four yeatrs. 
For this week’s Five on Friday, here are my five reasons that the US Women will be hoisting that trophy. 
*All the pictures will show you how much this means to me*

When we went to Vancouver to watch the World Cup live!

We have a score to settle..
The last time that the US Women held the trophy was 16 years ago. Four years ago, we were so close that we taste the victory. In the wildness of soccer, one moment changed the course, and we ended up leaving with our Silver medals. It’s time for US to be the best.

My homemade shirt! 

Our fan base is incredible.
Women’s soccer is becoming wildly popular. Since the world cup is in Canada this year, it’s almost a home field advantage for the US. Those 23 women out on the field are playing for our country.  We are selling out stadiums left and right. This fan base deserves the gold. 

Stella has World Cup spirit. 

Defense wins Championships.
And our defense is into to win it. They have gone 500+ minutes without giving up a goal. That is impressive. Our defense is solid. 


We have Hope…
Hope Solo that is. Our keeper has been fantastic. Regardless of all  her off field drama, when the time comes, she pushes it aside and performs. She has kept us in this tournament. I might be biased a little though, cause she is a Washington Native. 


Because I want them to!
At the end of the day, if you want something so bad, it ends up happening. I believe that we will win. That’s good enough reason for me. 

*Photo taken from US Soccer*

This Sunday, if you are looking for something exciting to watch, turn on Fox and watch the Women’s World Cup final. You know I will be. 

– Linking up with April and company- 

Blogger Friend Diaries Questions


How is it already July? I can’t believe that this year is already half over. A quick update. I got a new job! I started a couple of days ago and I’m loving it. 
Now the real reason you are here, the questions for the latest addition of the Blogger Friends Diaries. 

 A couple of months ago, Kelly and I introduced you to the Blogger Friend Diaries. For those of you who are taking a break (I mean, it’s summer), here is a little refresher. 
The second Wednesday of the month here and at Love, Kelly Lorene your real life bestie, cousin, sister, neighbor anyone who knows you the best gets to give us all the  juicy details. 
The week before the link up goes live Kelly and I will post the questions. There will be 3-5 questions for your bestie to answer. Our goal isn’t to break up friendships but to get to know the person behind the blog. These questions could be anything from how you met to what’s her biggest fear or more drama filled ones like what’s her worst quality. We know that you want to include your own commentary but please use your bestie’s exact answers. You don’t have to use the same friend every month. Or even one friend. We just want to get to know you!

Our next link-up will be Wednesday, July 8th. Here are the set of questions for you to ask your bestie!
1.| If you have a specific ringtone for your blogger, what is it? If you don’t have one, what would it be if you did?
2.| What is something the two of you enjoy doing together?
3.| What is your favorite post of hers that she has ever written?
4.| How much time do you think your blogger puts into blogging each week?

 See everyone next week!