Monday, November 18, 2013



If you don't follow me on instagram (which you should ;) Annie0720) you haven't seen the pretties I've been making!  These are a tiny bit time consuming with a toddler running around that needs to be entertained as well but they are so much fun to make!!

A lot of those ornaments are actually for blog friends!!
If anyone else wants to order send me an email -
$8 each, you pick the color(s) .
Thank you!! :)

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

a.b.c. house lately....

I haven't blogged in foooooorever!!
Wonder if I have any followers still.
Does anyone even blog anymore.
Hi aunt Lisa!

Anyway, onto what's been going on around the
It is freezing outside and snowed here in Minnesota last night!
To make it worse the sun goes down before 5.
Seems like last week it was still light outside at 8.
I'm not ready for winter.
I figured blogging at night would be a good hobby for me again. 
I'm going to attempt to get everything in my life in routine now that we won't be leaving the house all the time. 

I've started working out again, I'm 4 for 4 will mark day 5.
That's something for me to be proud of.
I had gotten to where I wanted to be before and just stopped for no good reason.
Ready to be back in shape and healthier!

Seems like we have been so busy yet not really doing much.
I have no idea how that even makes sense. 
I have pics from the past 2 weeks to prove it though ;)

Time flies by too quick.
I tend to forget how much we actually do.
Just over a month ago or so Cullen and I were in Arizona for a week.
How could I think we were doing nothing when we were dancing in the rain.
Billy's downtime is fall/winter because kids are in school. 
He's home a lot during the day, which is nice for both Cullen and I.
He works very early mornings with kids before school but is home by the time C and I are awake and he works in the evening but is typically home by 8 at the latest.
He's a big sports guy (as most are) and his new hobby is to bet on FanDuel.
I've never bet a thing in my life and never would but this site is actually pretty neat.
If your husband is  (or you are) into fantasy betting, share this link with them!
You can bet as little as a $1 per game so it's not like you are blowing a lot of money. 
Awesome thing for B is he almost always wins.
Cullen loves watching sports with him!
They are best buddies as always, I adore their relationship.
Cullen is in speech and has it once a week for an hour.
B and I try to work with him a lot but he gets so frustrated.
Makes it hard on us all. 
He does sign quite a few things and still says his one word "Daaa-eeee" (daddy) all the time.
Let me remind you his first word was Momma a very long time ago.
He's regressed a little and we are still not sure why.
BUT  he is a spitfire, character and just SOOOOO much fun!
His personality just melts my heart.
Even if he's in his terrible two's and thinks he's part of the Paw Patrol.
AND it's almost that time of the year again! 
I've officially started taking ornament orders. 
If anyone is interested the ornaments are $8/each
That includes, your color of choice for ornament, name and ribbon (I chose ribbon).
Shipping depends on how many you order (it's low though).
If you want to place an order email me - chaptersofourlife@yahoo [dot] com
Hope everyone is doing wonderful!!
I've got some fun giveaway posts coming up soon and hopefully I'll be able to stay on track with e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g.


Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Belles & Whistles...

The 4th of July seems forever in the past and Summer has just flown by!
I am planning to get back into blogging regularly now that Summer is almost over (major sad face!).
We have had such a fun Summer and I'm just sad to see it come to an end.
I had the opportunity to work with Belles & Whistles over the Summer.
Did you see that.....FREE SHIPPING!!!!
They sent me this adorable tank for the 4th of July!
I received so many comments on this tank!!
I loved everything about it...unique, loose fitting, super soft and so comfy!

You can find Belles & Whistles on Facebook HERE -go follow them!!
They have fun giveaways, discounts and free shipping all the time!
I have a promo code to offer you all!
Use ANNIE15 for a 15% discount!!
Would love to know what your favorites are!
What fun fall fashions are you all into?
I can't make a decision on what to order!!!


Monday, July 15, 2013

better late than never...

I have been so incredibly busy!
 I can't believe that we are already almost two months into Summer! :(
I can't believe Cullen turned 2 almost 3 months ago!!!
We celebrated Cullen's birthday one month after he turned two.
I wanted it to be warm enough outside so we could be in and out.
We just had immediate family over and it was a perfect little celebration for our sweet C!
Here are some of the pics, including links to Etsy shops who sent us goodies just for the party!!


A little play time with Gma and Bumpa before getting party ready...


The best family pic we could get ;)
Cullen wasn't thrilled for pics, he wanted to party!
C's cute shirt is from Party Stitches!
The sweets tables...

The sweets sign is from Bertoli Bridal

The sweets table stocked up and all Cullen's gifts from family.
The fun circus tents are from Bits of Plaid n Paisley!

He's only a tiny bit spoiled!

A portion of the food spread!
Billy and his Mom grilled A TON of food for us!
Steak, chicken, potatoes, veggies and then we had plenty of other sides and snacks!
The cute paper straws are also from Bertoli Bridal!
Be sure to check out her adorable Etsy shop, she is fantastic at what she does!

Opening presents and playing...


silly string fun to end the party...
 This was only a tiny portion of the pics.
Cullen had so much fun celebrating with our families!


Monday, June 10, 2013

Sparkle Tees N More -- Review, discount and GIVEAWAY!!

One personal motivator for me when it comes to working out...
FUN, CUTE and COMFY workout clothes!!
I am LOVING these two tanks I received from Sparkle Tees N More!!
Here are a few more options you will find at Sparkle Tees N More !

Colors can be changed and you can also order customized tanks!

You will also find these beyond adorable monthly onesies!

 The sweet shop owner, Gris, of Sparkle Tees N More wants to offer one of YOU a chance to win a tank of your choice!! 

She is also offering a 10% discount with the code - ANNIE10
Hurry and go scoop up some of her fun tanks!!

To enter the GIEVAWAY:
1. Must be a follower of my blog
2. Heart Sparkle Tees N More on Etsy
3. Let me know which tank you would choose!
4. Like Sparkle Tees N More on Facebook
extra entries:
5. Like Chapters of our Life on Facebook
6. Tweet about the giveaway and include me @Annie0720 in the tweet

Please be sure to leave separate comments for each entry to count, 6 total possible entries! 
Giveaway ends in 1 week, winner will be chosen within a 10 days.
Hope you all had a great week and best wishes to ALL!!!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

share your secrets....

I'm wondering what your secrets are.
Your secrets for potty training that is.
How does that sound to all you non-potty training people? ha!
I have not started potty training Cullen and actually do not plan to until the Fall.
We have waited and waited for Summer to arrive.
It's been cold, rainy, snowy, just plain gross here pretty much the past 7/8 months.
We are going to be spending the next 3 months outside.
That is if it warms up.
The rain and clouds have been here the past 5 days and will be here the rest of the week.
As soon as it's sunny and warm the last thing from my mind will be the stress on Cullen and I of potty training.
We are going to enjoy SUMMER to the fullest of our ability!!
We will be living at the pool and outside any and every day that we can.
That doesn't mean I'm not trying to plan ahead.
I would love to know any tips and tricks that any of you have to offer.
What worked for you?
I know nothing about potty training.
I received two big boxes from Earth's Best last week!
One was full of wipes.
One was full of training pants/diapers! EEEK!!
At least we are stocked up!

These pics got the best of me, on my computer they show up facing correctly and on blogger they don't. I gave up.  I'm sure you can tell that I received at least one months supply of wipes and training diapers!!
Here is a little bit of info from Earth's Best for you...
Did you know that a newborn urinates as many as 20 times a day?
A newborn’s diaper will need to be changed every 2-3 hours for the first few months?
The average baby will need at least 5,000 diapers changes before she is potty trained?
-          All the more reason to reduce your baby’s environmental footprint with Earth’s Best products! All Earth’s Best diapers, training pants and wipes are chlorine free and made with renewable resources!
-          Earth's Best Chlorine Free Disposable Diapers are available in seven sizes
(newborn through size 6)
Chlorine Free Earth Friendly Disposable Diapers - Size 1 Image
          Earth's Best Chlorine Free Baby Wipes are unscented and  moistened with a gentle, natural lotion containing aloe vera and vitamin E. Choose from a pub-up tub, pop-up tub refill, travel pack or TOTS Flushable Wipes;
 Chlorine Free Baby Wipes - Pop-up Tub Image

-          Check out the Earth’s Best website for some helpful potty training tips  and use Earth's Best Chlorine Free Potty Training Pants to make your child's transition out of diapers easy, fun and  environmentally friendly!
TOTS Potty Training Pants - Size 2T-3T Image

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