A Giveaway Sponsored by ConfectionObsession and lePetiteAtelier! ***CLOSED***


Guess what???  I am having a giveaway!  Lovely Rhonda from ConfectionObsession and lePetiteAtelier is sponsoring this amazing giveaway with handmade American Girl cinnamon rolls and a handmade American Girl bedding set!  See below for pictures of the items and how to enter.  These items will be sent directly from Rhonda to the lucky winner.

A beautiful bedding set:

It is a polka dot/stripe reversible quilt with 3 adorable pillows!

The stripey side!

 Isn't it adorable?

And delicious cinnamon rolls:


Cute, right???  You could win them!  Here's how to enter:

1. You must be a public follower of this blog, It's My Life.

2. You must have your parent's permission if you are under 18 ~ You will have to provide your address if you win.

3. In your comment say your name or nickname and that you would like to enter.

4. Go visit Rhonda's Etsy shops ConfectionObsession and lePetiteAtelier and take a look around.  Come back here and let me know what your favorite item is.

5. For extra points, add my It's My Life button to your blog (+2), follow my other blog, Blog Designs By Grace (+2), add my Blog Designs By Grace Button to your blog (+2), post about it on your blog (+3).  (Make sure to let me know if you do any of these things, and leave me a link.)

Giveaway ends Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 12 midnight pacific time.  I will choose and reveal the winner on February 7.

Winner will be decided by Random.Org

Good luck and have fun!



Giveaways Galore!


Guess what?  There are some awesome giveaways going on right now!  Daydream Doll Boutique is having a super cool giveaway for an outfit that I really want.  I was going to buy it, but then it sold out. :(  Bummer.  Anywhoo, here's the outfit:

Isn't it cute!?!?!  I really want it!  If you like it, your should go enter here!

Also, Jessica is having a giveaway for a $25 American Girl Gift Card!

Exciting, right?  Well, go enter here!

Have you found any cool giveaways recently?  If you have, please leave me a link!



Ice Skating Donner + The Ice Tunnels!


On Wednesday, we got to go ice skating on Donner Lake!!  Isn't that amazing?!?!  We went to the South side of the like, where the ice is over 5 inches thick, and it is shady.  We were very safe, and with a friend who knows what he's doing.  It was unbelievably beautiful, and we had a wonderful time!  Lindsay actually got really freaked out because of the cracking (Cracking is totally normal, and happens on every frozen lake; it's just from expansion and contraction.), and the sounds it made.  To me, it sounded like when the phasers were being shot in Star Trek!  It was also windy, so she got caught by the wind, and her fear escalated from there.  My dad said he would stay with her, and told my mom and I to go skate.  It was super beautiful, and the ice was super clear.  A few times, the wind got really gusty.  Once, when I was going with the wind to skate back to the car, I got going SUPER FAST.  The wind blew me, and I was trying to make turns and slow down, but nothing worked.  Next thing I knew, I was sliding across the ice in the upside-down splits!  Plus, my sunglasses flew across the ice, and my mom retrieved them for me!

My mom and I on the ice!

A really pretty view of Donner.

Yes, those are buoys frozen in the ice!

A really cool bubble garden.  We actually got to see one forming underneath the ice!

A really, really amazing crack in the ice.  Isn't it neat?

After skating on Donner, we went to an abandoned train tunnel that was just up the road.  It was totally iced over.  There is usually running water, but it was COMPLETELY FROZEN!!!  There were huge icicles hanging from the ceiling.  I didn't really like it because 1) I'm not into big, long, closed-in tunnels that are very dark 2) Having big, HUGE icicles above me that make me feel like they are going to crash down and stab someone made me VERY uncomfortable.  I just got really claustrophobic and kind of freaked out, and on the way back, ended up fast walking/running through the tunnel to get to the other end.  I had to be careful though, because the the 'floor' was literally ice.  I mean, the ice stretched all the way across, and there was no dry ground.  It was pretty insane.  That whole thing just made extremely nervous and uncomfortable.  Let's just say I was REALLY glad to get out of there. :)  We were totally safe, and never stood under any icicles, and I knew that.  It just made me nervous.  To finish up the day, we went to Panda Express for lunch, and then headed off to dance!  We had a very full day, and it was a lot of fun!

The entrance to the tunnel.

This picture kind of gives you a good idea of how MASSIVE the icicles are!!!

A big icicle on the right, plus the tiny light at the end of the tunnel.

An interesting ice formation.

LOTS of ice!

 A long icicle.

 A cool picture with the 'light at the end of the tunnel' effect.

This MEGA icicle came all the way down from the escape hatch hole in the tunnel, which was really high up.

My silhouette at the end of the tunnel.

Pretty scenery!

That is Donner from a little lookout point on the road up to the ice tunnels.

We had a wonderful time!  Have you been on any fun adventures lately?

Have a great night!



A Triple Sleepover!


Thank you so much to my new follower, MyInnerStarUStudios!

I haven't posted for so long!!  I am so sorry, my lovely followers!

  On Friday, Lindsay's friend J (I won't be saying her name for her privacy) and her family came up for the three-day-weekend (Happy MLK Day!!) for vacation.  We went skiing with them all day Friday.  J and her little brother had never been skiing before, so it was fun to watch them learn.  I got to help J with some basic skiing stuff, and my dad helped her a lot with turning.

J had decided that she wanted to go to dance with Lindsay, so I went into town with them to get some stuff from the grocery store.  Lindsay had made some special dessert requests, so I needed some ingredients!  When I got home, I set up a fort for them to sleep in (per Lindsay's request), and started working on the popcorn ball mixture for them.  By the time the girls got home from dance, the mixture was ready, and they rolled up the balls.  They turned out great, and were quite delicious!  Lindsay and J enjoyed playing Barbies, watching movies, hanging out, and getting dressed up all weekend!

Pillow fight! (You can see the fort behind them)

On Saturday, I made a special cinnamon roll hearts breakfast for them.  I got the idea from Pinterest.  I also made them special mini sundaes.  It was a lot of fun!

Cinnamon heart buns
The inspiration.

Our cinnamon rolls!

The popcorn balls.  Pretty cool, right?

They turned out really well, and I was super happy with them!  J was only suppose to stay one night, but of course the girls never wanted to separate!  J ended up being able to stay for three nights!  She went home around noon on Monday.

I had started getting a sore throat on Sunday, and by Monday morning, I did NOT feel good.  Ick.  Unfortunately, we had to drive 2 hours to go to my orthodontist appointment, and then meet with our Educational Supervisor from our charter school.  I really didn't want to go, but I had to.  It was a tiring but productive day.  When we went to Target, as always, I looked in the dollar rack for AG sized things.  I actually found these cute little bins that are great for storage, and an adorable AG sized laundry basket.  Lucky finds!  I will post pictures soon.

Lindsay had lots of fun, and was totally overjoyed to spend 3 and a half days with J!

Have a great night!


P.S. Post tomorrow on ice skating Donner Lake!!


New Blogs!


Guess what???  I have a new blog!!!  It is a design blog, and I'd LOVE it if you would check it out, and maybe get a design from me. :D  I had so much fun designing it, and I'd love to design your blog!  Here's the link:

Also, Lindsay has a new blog!  It is all about our Barbies, and she makes awesome photostories.  Please go check it out, and follow!  Here's the link:

Please check out both of our blogs, and follow us!

Have you started any new blogs?  If you have, or I don't follow your blog, please leave me a link!

Have a great day!



Oh How Pinteresting Wednesday ~ 8


Here are some of my favorite pins from the week:



Drawstring Gift Bags | Skip To My Lou
Such cute little bags!

store matches in mason jar, add a piece of sand paper in the cap on which to strike the matches.... brilliant!
Great idea for storing matches!

Valentine Cupcakes
Valentine's Day Cupcakes!

Cupcakes! Did you know this? I didn't!
Good to know!

shamrock cupcakes...3 marbles
St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Cupcakes!  Just put three marbles into the pan.  Great idea!

Cinnamon heart buns
Cinnamon Roll Hearts!  Cute!

Apple Nacho Platter
Apple 'Nachos.'  YUM!!!

Bacon Cups for salad or mashed potatoes...Great idea!
Bacon Bowls!  How cool!

Nutella French Toast with Strawberries
Nutella Strawberry French Toast.  YUMMY!!!

Love The knit T-shirt
Love this outfit!  Especially the knit sweater!

What a pretty picture!

Have a great day!



Haha!  I just HAD to put this picture up because it is just
SO FUNNY!!! (Plus, that's kinda what I feel like right
now =P)
Happy 14th Birthday, Claire!!

Happy Birthday to my very special friend Claire!  I hope that you are having a wonderful day!  You are such a great friend, and I miss you so much!  I hope to see you soon! (Please check out her YouTube Channel here.  She is super creative, and she does AMAZING videos! :)

Aaaaaaaah.  It's finally the weekend.  FINALLY!!!!!  WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN, WEEKEND?????  YOU'VE BEEN HIDING FROM ME!!!!!!!  Haha.  This week has been exhausting for me.  Anybody feeling the same way????  I am just feeling totally over done.  But, it's not over yet, because I still have two (yes, two) Algebra lessons left.  Uuuuuuuuuugh.  Plus, today, we have a big shopping day.  And I'm not talking about clothes, or anything FUN; I'm talking about groceries.  Since we don't live nearby big stores like Wal-Mart, Costco, Whole Foods, Trader Joes, etc. we have to make BIG shopping days about once a month.  Let's just say I am NOT EXCITED.  Oh well... what can I say?  It's an unfortunate part of life.  But, aside from that, I SHOULD have a nice Sunday.  I pretty much plan on skiing, or just doing NOTHING.  I haven't gotten to do that for a good 5 days.  And now it's going to be 6.

Ok, I'm done ranting now. =P

I had a good week, it was just tiring.  I actually got to go skiing on Thursday, which was fun.  The only thing was that my hands got TOTALLY frozen!!!!  I don't know why, but it was very painful.  They literally had to thaw out, and it HURT.  So, when we go to Costco today, we are going to get the 100 pack of hand warmers.  Yay!!!  We got some to try out last year, never used them, and just tried them out a few weeks ago.  They work SO WELL!!!

Lindsay and I did a video on our YouTube Channel of what we got for Christmas + reviews.  Please check it out here!

The kittens are doing really well, and of course they are super adorable!!!  They are super, super sweet, and the dogs are actually hanging out with them!  They love to be around us, and they play with EVERYTHING!!!!  Kooper still isn't quite sure about them, because he is not used to having other animals be the center of attention.  He still gets a lot of love, but he now has to share the spotlight.  :D  He is being very sweet about it, though.

Our cats are actually acrobats!  We have a ladder that goes up to our loft (playroom) and they have been climbing on it!!!!  It is so funny!!!  Maggie is much more coordinated (and smarter; no offense Jack :), so she is a lot better at it.  Jack is working on it, and he is doing pretty good.  We are trying to train them to do it, and so far, the best lure is the treat bag!

Well, we have got to get to our shopping, so I've got to go.  Have a great day!



Oh How Pinteresting Wednesday ~ 7


Here are some of my favorite pins from the week:

Rainbow prank!
Rainbow prank!  So funny!

We train our beds not to jump on your children.

Peanut decorations
Peanut ornaments!

How to make mini cakes!
Mini cakes!  How cute and easy!

French nails with little bows! <3

I need one of those!!!

Awesome treehouses!!!
Best treehouses EVER!!!

coral lace dress
<3 this coral lace dress!

Halloween - Too cute! Going to remember this.
Cute (and healthy) Halloween snacks!

She has an AMAZING arabesque!!!


Have a great day!

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