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We have colds!

Well, I was so hoping to make it through this holiday season without so much as a sniffle.

We aren't so lucky.

The weather went from warm to cold in 2.9 seconds and I was sick.

Then, I got better and now Rett is sick.  And Rett isn't getting better.  We are supposed to leave to go to PA on Thursday...let's all lay hands on him and pray this cold away!

We have the vaporizer going non-stop, we have done the Vicks on the feet, we suction boogers continually and keep fluids down.  We gave him a nice hot bath last night and have found a nice homeopathic medicine at Earthfare and it's working just not as fast as I want.  He slept really well last night but today he's been miserable.

But through all of this, he has found his hands and is very interested in them.  It is so funny to watch him look at them and make sure they are doing what he wants.

Well, time to go do some more snuggling and praying this cold away!

If you think about us, pray for the little guy.  He's …

it's time to regroup

On the 6th Day of Mary Kay, my true love gave to me...

time to slow down....

Today, I sit holding my 5 month old baby boy (for the last 2 hours) while he naps.  And guess what...I would not want it any other way.  We have run errands this morning, dropped off Mary Kay products and I guess I wore the little guy out because once we got home, he ate and fell right to sleep before I could (or really wanted) move him.



So, today...let's just slow down, enjoy the holiday season and regroup on the past 5 days of deals.

On the first day of Mary Kay ~ all proceeds went to help our youth get to the Move Conference.

On the second day of Mary Kay ~ 2 free facials

On the third day of Mary Kay ~ Book a party for January, get a free mascara

On the fourth day of Mary Kay ~ Gift Cards on sale

On the fifth day of Mary Kay ~ 20% off of Satin Hands set

So, on this sixth day of Mary Kay ~ I'm taking a some time to snuggle my little guy and re-list all of these great deals!

Take advantage of one …

4th Day

On the 4th Day of Mary Kay, my true love gave to me....

DISCOUNTED GIFT CERTIFICATES!

$175 FOR $125
$125 FOR $100
$100 FOR $75
$75 FOR $50

Get your loved one a gift certificate for her stocking this holiday season!


Today's the day!

On the 3rd Day of Mary Kay, my true love gave to me....
FREE PRODUCTS!
If you book a party with me for January, you will get a free mascara!!
I need to fill up my calendar so let's get some facials in, ladies!!
I'm also booking one-on-one facials from here until the 15th.
Let me know what you can do...
email ~ ashleigh.givens@yahoo.com
Facebook me....
text/call me ~ 423.290.1475
Let's get a new look for the New Year!!

12 days of Mary Kay

Ok, I know it's early but I wanted to give you ample time to buy...

You can sing it if you would like....

In efforts to help our youth get to the Move Conference ~
On the FIRST day of Mary Kay
PROCEEDS GO TO THE YOUTH OF LOOKOUT BAPTIST CHURCH
So, you can go to my webpage or give me a call and place an order and the rest goes to our youth trip.
My webpage is here
My phone # is 423.290.1475
My email is ashleigh.givens@yahoo.com
Let's help get our kids to the Move Conference while you getting some extra stocking stuffers or a new lip color for the holidays...
Stay tuned....free facials, chance to win free products, sales and more....

12 Days of Mary Kay

Get ready folks!

It's no longer the 12 Days of Christmas but the 12 Days of Mary Kay!

In order to have your make up before Christmas, the 12 days will be from December 1st until December 12th.

There will be a new special or deal everyday so you will want to stay tuned.

Go ahead and check out my webpage and start shopping.  You can go ahead and make your wish list!

www.marykay.com/agivens1015

I am so excited to get started!

More details to come!!!

Here's the little ditty just to get you in the Holiday spirit!!!


On the first day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
A partridge in a pear tree.

On the second day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.

On the third day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.

On the fourth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Four calling birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.

On the fifth day of Christmas,
my …

PINK PINK MONDAY!!!

Attention holiday shoppers Black Friday is over but PINK Monday starts tonight!!!!!!!!!!
                                          Let's get your Mary Kay shopping on!!  

EVERYTHING IS ON SALE!!

If you do not already have a beauty consultant I would love for you to shop with me Monday, November 26 beginning from Midnight to Noon: the earlier you shop the MORE YOU SAVE!!
Midnight to 7 a.m........30% off
7:01 am to Noon................25% off
EVERYTHING on my website is on sale!!!!!!
Spend $50 and get a free gift from me!!!!!!
Free shipping on all purchases!!!!

Also, IF YOU WANT TO BOOK A PARTY ~ NOW IS THE TIME TO DO IT...NOT ONLY WILL YOU GET 20% OFF BUT YOU WILL GET A FREE LIP GLOSS OR MASCARA OF YOUR CHOICE!  LET'S GET IN A GIRL'S NIGHT OUT BEFORE THE HOLIDAYS START!!

In order to receive your discount choose the payment option "I want my beauty consultant to contact me about payment". I will contact you and you will be able to pay by cash or check.  Feel free to call and…

Black Friday and Pink Monday!!!

YAY!!!  IT'S TIME FOR BLACK FRIDAY!!!  AND NOW PINK MONDAY!!!!


For these two days only, EVERYTHING on my website is on sale!!!


ATTENTION:  BLACK FRIDAY SHOPPERS!!!
Department stores, malls, and outlet stores are NOT the only places to find great holiday deals this week. Do your shopping from home, miss the lines and get great deals for everyone!!

If you do not already have a beauty consultant I would love for you to shop with me this Friday, November 23 and Monday, November 26 beginning from Midnight to Noon: the earlier you shop the MORE YOU SAVE!!

12:00 a.m. - 6:59 a.m.......30% off
7:00 a.m. - 7:59 a.m.........25% off
8:00 a.m. - 8:59 a.m.........20% off
9:00 a.m. - 9:59 a.m.........15% off
10:00 a.m. - 10:59 a.m.....10% off
11:00 a.m. - Noon ...........5%  off


  **Spend $50 and get a FREE gift with purchase as a thank you from me!!**

In order to receive your discount choose the payment option "I want my beauty consultant to contact me about payment". I will contact you and you w…

decisions....

I hate to make decisions.

I hate them.  I hate to be confronted with them.  I hate to think about them.  I hate to be faced with them.  I dread making them.  I often leave them to Kraig to make because of how much I hate them.  Our first house was never really decorated because I hated deciding where to put things.  It was sad really, looking back I feel horrible because Kraig wanted a homey place and I was to indecisive to put things places so it just was a jumbled up mess...our house today - is sometimes like that, however...I have a junk room and a garage for all that mess now.  So, when I can't decide on something it goes to that junk room or garage.  

The stupid thing is though ~ we are faced with them daily.  From picking out what we wear to big decisions like buying a car or saying "YES" to our love.  It's a wonder I was able to ever say "YES" to Kraig :)  I love him and I'm so glad I could decide to say "YES" to him.  

This last year thou…

Get your 10 Christmas Cards - FREE

I just did this....

I never do Christmas cards...but this year...10 lucky people will receive Christmas cards from us...

Cardstore.com has 10 holiday cards for free even shipping!

It's today only so go there now and get your 10 cards for free :)

We went to the doctor yesterday for Rett's 4 month check up.  He weighs in a little over 15lbs and is almost 26 inches long.  He is growing great and the doctor isn't concerned with anything :)  Good news.


He also got 2 shots yesterday.  Took them like a champ.  He cried for a few seconds but then he was done and ended up having a great day.  I talked to the doc about his sleeping patterns though because I have read that he should be able to sleep through the night....hmmm well Rett is very restless and so I was concerned about that.  Well, last night we made it through the night.  He cried for about 20 or so minutes to start but he finally fell asleep about 10 and instead of nursing him to sleep again around 3 or 4 when he wakes…

Happy November

It's November.  YAY!  Another favorite month of mine.

I have tucked away the Halloween bowls and such already this morning and trying to make my home a little more Thanksgiving looking.  I don't know how far I will get.

Rett is teething.  He was sleeping pretty good through the night but here recently - he's not...and I just thought I was going to get on a regular sleep schedule.  I'm not and I doubt I ever will again.  I am anxious to get that first tooth in.  So far, he hasn't had horrible nights just restless nights but they are coming.

He has rolled over once.  Didn't like it so he didn't try it again.

He can grab and hold things and then stick them in his mouth.  He chews or drools on everything.  He loves to smile and is a tad bit ticklish.  He doesn't laugh often because we haven't found that one thing that really gets him going but they are precious laughs when he gets started.  He loves to talk and loves to move.  He fights sleep and hat…

Taking advantage of this one

Thanks Cindy Cook for this awesome snag...

I am starting to get in the toy finding mode because Rett is starting to get curious and wanting to hold things and play!  Such a fun time :)  I love it...

So, I have been on the lookout for ABC's and numbers for the fridge and Cindy Cook came across this snag amazon.com







You can get the numbers for just $1.90 and the letters for $2.98

I'm so excited about this deal.  

But I'm more excited because I get them for free.  I use Swagbucks  It is an online search engine but you gain swagbuck when you search.  So, the more you use it, the more swagbucks you can earn.  I got it mainly because I got a kindle a few years ago and I'm a cheap skate and didn't want to buy books online all the time and since the Kindle is linked with amazon, I thought swagbucks would be a good idea.

So, here's how it works...once you gain enough swagbucks, you can purchase things.  I have only ever gotten amazon gift cards and I normally get books with th…

Update...Birthdays, MaryKay and thrift finds

Thanks for all the birthday wishes yesterday!  It was a great day.  My grandmother came for a visit.  She brought beautiful flowers and some other nice gifts.  Kraig also got me wonderful flowers and box of Gobstoppers.  :)  He still knows the way to my heart ~ a box of Gobstoppers.  He also has set me up with a massage later.  :)  I am real excited about that.  And dinner this weekend, I think.  I don't know but I know he spoils me :)  I love him.  I'm so thankful for all the phone calls and messages yesterday.  It was a truly great day....thanks and this has been the best blessing/birthday gift ever :)

Here's my little guy just relaxing.

 Rett getting to meet his new buddy, Truett.  Kelly and Julie welcomed their little bundle of joy last Friday evening.  They are going to be close buds, we can tell already.  :) I can't wait to get my hands on this little guy and snuggle him.  
Rett has become the little talker.  He just talks my ear off most of the day.  If he isn&…

Your new Mary Kay representative

After much prayer and fighting with the Lord, I have decided to sell Mary Kay.

I hate sales, I hate confronting people to buy things, I am not comfortable with make - up so I don't wear it....

So, I decided to sell it.

At first, it was a way to stay busy during the 3 or 4 hour long naps that Rett takes during the day but the more I fought the Lord over it, He started to give me a new direction with it.

The Lord has blessed us in that I don't have to work and we are still able to pay our bills and even get ahead on paying off our school loans so although the extra income will be nice, it wasn't the main reason for me to get into it.

The main reason, I'm not good at filling up my day and I felt useless.  Kraig and the Lord (of course) constantly told me I haven't been useless - I mean, I get to take care of Rett all day...which is great however I can only clean the house so many times and I'm not an extremely crafty person so I just felt like I needed to contr…

I love the beach, crafts and MaryKay

Rett does not.

Actually, he loved the sand and had a blast exfoliating his feet but once we got near the water - he didn't want anything to do with that.  I'm sure it had to do with when Kraig put him near the water, a huge wave came in and got both of them...oopps!  But he didn't even like to put his feet in the water.  I sure hope that changes because I LOVE THE BEACH.

But never the less, it was a relaxing trip.  I was really nervous about the drive because Rett is not an easy passenger but he did really well and I was overall pleased with the ride.  He had fun jumping on the hotel bed, sitting in the sand and walking the boardwalk AND shopping of course....what's vacation without shopping :)

We got to see Grammy and Charlie while on this trip.  We were really excited to visit with them and introduce them to Rett.  It was a great trip.

Last weekend, we went on a family trip to the lake.  It was wonderful and even more relaxing!  The boys played golf and the girls (p…

Let's get crafty!!

First off ~ Rett had a great time at his first Lookouts game with the youth.  He watched the whole game and then once we left slept the whole way home.  We have had a great time getting to know our Lookout BC family and kids.  They are a ton of fun and have accepted us, we are so thankful for them in our lives and we are excited to see where the next few years take us.  We pray that the Lord will continue to grow our relationships with them and that these kids will fall more in love with the Lord than ever before.  We look forward to watching them grow in Christ.  Exciting times ahead!




I have plenty of projects to keep me busy the next few days/weeks.  None include working on the house but just decorating and adding spruce to it.  We have a tree that fell in the spring and still need to get that cleaned up.  We have to install our microwave and put in a breakfast bar...what else...I want to redo our bedroom and spare room so just lots of projects but I'm going to get crafty inste…

What we do all day...

Rett and I have made it through the first full week of Kraig being at school.  It's been pretty uneventful. We have been on a really good schedule and Rett has slept through the night this week so that's a positive.  We don't do much during the day.  Just clean, laundry, all the housewife-y things, I guess.  I watch Rett a lot and we talk a lot.  And snuggle.  He's a great snuggler.  I find it hard to put him down sometimes because I don't want to loose this time with him.  I am excited to hear his first laugh though. Kraig and I play at night with him and try to get a laugh but still no luck, just lots of cooing and sweet sighs.  He's precious.  We still can't believe we have a kid sometimes.  It's still so surreal.  We love him so much and love to watch him grow.  Although, I wish he would stay little...

This week was also another first for me.  Kraig went off to work...I didn't.  The first time in a little over 10 years, I didn't go to work. …

and now August is almost gone!

Shooo...where is the time going?  I am not doing well with keeping up with this like I had hoped.  Sorry, folks.

Well, for August...all our visitors left ~ sad day.  :(  We had a blast with Kraig's parents, brother and Bobby.  We showed them around Chattanooga and just had a great time visiting.  The especially loved spoiling Rett.  I know he misses them all already.

Kraig did the Chattanooga Mud Run which he says was a blast.  I look forward to hopefully participating in it next year with him.  They finished in about 40 minutes.  I was quite proud of them.

Rett has grown an inch and gained almost 2 pounds since birth.  He's a little chunky guy :)  He can no longer fit in his newborn clothes.  That is extremely sad.  But before long, he will be talking and crawling so I look forward to that.

Kraig started school.  He is teaching Bible and History this year and looks forward to it.  He is very busy already but doing well and having fun.

So, my new goals for staying at home..…

Well, July's gone...Oops

Here we are in August and I am way behind.  O well, I had a kid, I guess I'm allowed to be.
Isn't he cute?!  I just can't get enough of him.  We just sit and talk all day long and some of the night too.  But that's ok.  :)

Well, we moved into our new house and still have lots to do but it's coming along about as quick as we can do anything with a newborn.

We have had tons of visitors and have loved all the traffic.  So, does Rett :)  He loves meeting new people.

His grandparents from PA are in right now and his Uncle Kaleb is on his way so Rett is getting to meet a lot of the family.  Still missing 2 of his aunts.  :(  But hopefully, we can visit them in the fall.

Kraig starts school next week so it is just going to be Rett and me...I hope to start lots of projects and continue getting our house in order.  Who knows though, I kind of just like to talk and play with Rett.  He's more fun :)

Well, that is June in a nutshell.  We haven't done much except try …

I am that mom...

WELL....He's finally here!  :)

It was definitely long awaited and now that he's here...we aren't sure what we did before him.

The labor and delivery was long and probably the hardest and scariest thing I have ever done in my life.  But I made it and no expletives nor harsh words were said towards Kraig or anyone else for that matter.    Kraig and I made it through the 22 hours and now have a healthy, beautiful baby boy.  And NOW, we are THOSE parents.  You know who I am talking about...

 We just sit and watch him.
 We talk about him.
 I have already called the doctor asking about concerns I had.
 We don't really leave him out of our sight.
 We make sure he's breathing at all times.
 We take tons of pictures and post them to facebook...yep, we do....don't judge.

I never thought I would turn into THAT mom, but I have.  I can't get enough of him...

I'm not sure about this whole motherhood thing yet.  I have in no way have it down...I mean, we are only…